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Nigerian minister allegedly collapses during official engagement



Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, on Monday, allegedly collapsed during an official engagement in Bauchi State.

According to the Nation, Katagum was in the state to launch an empowerment program.

Maryam Yalwaji Katagum

She was said to have been delivering her speech when she slumped. The minister was immediately conveyed by officials to the Trauma Center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.

According to an eyewitness, she just held her head and went down while giving her speech.

Another eyewitness at the entrance of the hospital confirmed the incident and said the Minister was indeed rushed to the hospital, adding that she was in a section meant for Very Important Persons (VIP) of the hospital, where she is currently receiving treatment.

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