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Maryam Katagum

Maryam Katagum

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum, who slumped at an official event on Monday in Bauchi State, has been discharged and moved to Abuja.

The PUNCH had reported that Katagum who was in Bauchi State to inaugurate an empowerment programme collapsed as she tried to deliver her speech.

She was rushed to the trauma centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital.

The minister, who hails from Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State, had been in the state since Saturday and had many personal and official engagements before Monday when she slumped.

The PUNCH correspondent who visited the trauma centre on Tuesday was told by one of the security men at the gate that the minister was moved from the trauma center to the amenity ward of the hospital where she spent the night.

At the amenity ward, a nurse said that the minister had been discharged.

The nurse, who refused to give her name, said, “The minister was brought here yesterday for medical care. She spent the night here and has been discharged.

“She suffered from exhaustion and was discharged about 9am because she was stable. She has been taken back to Abuja.

The Punch

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