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Minister Slumps In Bauchi

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

Katagum who was in the state to launch an empowerment programme in Bauchi suddenly slumped while delivering her speech, The Nation reports.

It was further gathered that she was immediately conveyed by officials to the Trauma center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.

An eyewitness who spoke in confidence to The Nation said the Minister slumped as she stood up to deliver her address and launch the program saying that, she just held her head and went down but for quick intervention of aides and other officials at the venue who acted promptly and rushed her to the hospital.

No official statement from the government has made public.

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