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JUST IN: Trade minister Katagum slumps at official function in Bauchi


Minister who slumped at event discharged from Bauchi trauma hospital

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Maryam Katagum, on Monday slumped while speaking at an official engagement.

The minister, who was in Bauchi to launch an empowerment programme held at Sanin Malam Plaza in Bauchi, suddenly collapsed as she tried to deliver her speech at the ceremony and was rushed to the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.

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An eyewitness revealed that when she arrived at the venue of the ceremony, the minister had looked withdrawn touching her head occasionally as the programme was ongoing with the Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Sen Baba Tela, also in attendance.

Another source said that the minister slumped as she stood up to deliver her address and launch the programme, adding that she just held her head and went down flat.

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She was at the trauma centre of the ATBUTH where she is receiving medical attention with the Deputy Governor monitoring the situation, as of the time of filing this report.