Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Maryam Katagum, on Monday slumped while at an official engagement in Bauchi State.
The Minister, who was in the state to launch an empowerment programme held at Sanin Malam Plaza, slumped as was about to deliver her speech and was rushed to the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.
According to reports, an eyewitness said that since she arrived the venue of the ceremony, the minister had looked withdrawn, touching her head occasionally as the programme was going on with the Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Sen. Baba Tela, in attendance.
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.
She is currently receiving medical attention at the Trauma Centre of the ATBUTH with the deputy governor monitoring the situation.
It was gathered that officials from her ministry as well as those of the state government are currently at theTrauma Centre of ATBUTH monitoring the situation.