The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Yalwaji Katagum has reportedly fainted while she was performing an official engagement in Bauchi State.
It was gathered that the minister, who is also an ambassador of Nigeria to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was in Bauchi State to kick off an empowerment program when she suddenly slumped while rendering her speech and lost consciousness.
However, she was taken to the Trauma Center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for immediate medical care.
According to the eyewitness account, the Minister slumped as she stood up to deliver her address and launch the program, however, her aides and other officials quickly intervened and rushed her to the hospital.
Details on the current health status of the Minister remains sketchy as of press time as the ATBUTH authorities or any relevant authorities haven’t released any information regarding the incident.