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Trade Minister slumps during empowerment programme in Bauchi

By News Desk

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Maryam Katagun, has reportedly slumped during an official function in Bauchi State and had been taken to and hospital for proper medical attention.

As learnt, the minister, who was in the state to launch an empowerment programme slumped while delivering her speech at the ceremony which had the Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela, in attendance.

The Guild learnt that Katagun was rushed to the Trauma Center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention by state officials at the programme.

The minister, who was in Bauchi to launch an empowerment programme on Monday at the Sani Mallam Shopping plaza located along the Ahmadu Bello Way, was said to have arrived Bauchi since Saturday for personal engagements.

Eyewitnesses claimed that Katagum slumped as she stood up to deliver her address after showing signs of discomfort and occasionally touching her head in a way that depicts exhaustion and migraine.

“She just held her head and went down flat. Her aides and other officials quickly intervened and rushed her to the hospital,” A source said.

It was later gathered that the minister was admitted at the section of the hospital’s Trauma Center which was said to be exclusive for Very Important Persons.

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