Minister Katagum in stable condition

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The Minister of State for Industry Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Yalwaji Katagum is now recuperating at an amenity ward of the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital.

She had Monday slumped at an official function in Bauchi and was admitted at the hospital.

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The chief medical director of the hospital, Dr Yusuf Jibrin Bara has taken the minister to the amenity ward in the hospital.

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“Her medical challenge was a mild one and the CMD has taken the minister in his personal vehicle to the Amenity ward,” the source said.

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All efforts to get the ministry officials to comments on her situation proved abortive at the time of filing this report.

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The Minister, who was in Bauchi to launch an empowerment programme, slumped when she tried to deliver her speech at the ceremony which had the Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela in attendance.

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She was immediately evacuated to the Trauma Center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH).

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“She just held her head and slumped suddenly while officials rushed her to the hospital immediately,” a witness said.

We gathered that the Minister, who has been in Bauchi since Saturday, featured in a live program on Globe FM radio on Sunday.

She has had other personal engagements before the Monday outing.

All efforts made to get updates on her situation at trauma center of ATBUTH, where she is recovering medical attention proved abortive.

A senior government official told newsmen that as soon as her conditions improves the Minister will be flown to Abuja for further medical attention.

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