Reports have it that the Minister for Women Affairs, Aisha Jumai Alhassan, slumped on Monday while inspecting the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camp in Fufore local government area of Adamawa State.
It happened as she was inside the camp’s store to inspect foodstuff and other items supplied by the Federal Government.
It was learnt that her aides physically fought journalists off in order to prevent them from taking pictures.
The Will reports that an aide of the minister, who ordered newsmen out of the store, smashed the gadgets of some reporters.
The minister’s health challenge came to the fore when the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David Lawal listed her among members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, to be prayed for, saying she had been down but now “recuperating from surgery in the US.”
While addressing the IDPs earlier, Mama Taraba, as she is fondly called, said she visited the camp on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the allegations of rape and children abuse in camps in the Northeast.
She urged the displaced persons to believe the present government and that very soon they would be back to their ancestral homes.
She also presented assorted items to the IDPs amd assured that government was working hard to rebuild the region and that the administration would continue to provide people-friendly projects to Nigerians.