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Women Affairs Minister collapses in IDP camp, revived with soft drink

20 September 2016, 11:25

Yola - The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan on Monday collapsed at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State, reports Thisday.

The incident happened when the minister was addressing vulnerable IDP women inside a store in the camp.

She was in the camp to address the IDPs following an allegation by some foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on violation of some girls and women at the IDPs’ camps in the North-east.

Also read: Buhari, three ministers sick

Alhassan, who was in crutches when she arrived the camp, and after addressing the IDPs, entered the store to discuss with some of the said vulnerable women.

While discussing with the women, she collapsed, but was quickly assisted to a chair and given a bottle of Coke to drink, which revived her.

According to some of her aides, she had been diagnosed with low sugar, a problem that creates serious weakness of the body. 

News 24 had reported that the minister had in May undergone orthopedic treatment because she was unable to work.

- News 24


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