The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Yalwaji Katagum on Monday in Bauchi, the State capital missed dying by the whiskers after she was said to have reportedly collapsed while attending a public function an official engagement in Bauchi State.
Infonet9ja.com gathered that the junior minister of the federal Republic of Nigeria was on official duty in Bauchi State for the launch of a federal government powered empowerment programme before the ugly incident that nearly took her life happened.
information has it that the minister who appeared healthy upon arrival in the state suddenly slumped on the podium just as she was while delivering her address.
The incident was said to have took everybody by surprise as no one saw it coming.
Infonet9ja.com gathered from eyewitnesses that the minister had held her head as if she just felt a sharp pain before she appeared to have lost consciousness.
It was gathered that if not for the prompt intervention of her aides and other government officials at the venue who evacuated her from the event center, she could have been dead.
Infonet9ja.com reliably gathered that the minister of state for Industry, Trade and Investment, was immediately conveyed by officials of Bauchi State government to the Trauma center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.
The Trauma Center of the ATBUTH could not allow journalists to gian entry into the facility, but sources at the time of filing the report said that doctors were battling to save her life.
A source who preferred anonymous disclosed that she was in the VIP wing of the hospital where a team of professional doctors were already ground attending to her.
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The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of ATBUTH, Yusuf Aminu could not confirm or deny the report that the minister is on admission in the hospital facility, as he feared that his job was on the line.