By Charly Agwam – Bauchi
There is confusion over the health status of Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Maryam Katagum after she slumped while on an official engagement in Bauchi State.
The minister, who was in Bauchi on Monday to launch an empowerment programme at Sanin Malam Plaza suddenly slumped as she tried to deliver her speech at the ceremony.
Vanguard gathered that she was immediately rushed to the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.
According to an eyewitness, the minister who sat next to the Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Sen Baba Tela at the event looked withdrawn touching her head occasionally as the programme was going on.
Another eyewitness 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.
As of the time of filing this report, she was still at the trauma centre of ATBUTH where she is receiving medical attention with the Deputy Governor monitoring the situation.
Officials of the Ministry as well as those of the State government were seen monitoring the situation as one of them confirmed that the minister was indeed inside the hospital.