Minister of women affairs collapses at an IDP camp

The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba, was at an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp yesterday.

Aisha was at the camp to convey a message she said was from President Buhari.

According to her, the president sent her to cheer them up despite the hardship they faced. She said everything was being done to ensure that they go back to their homes.

She told the IDPs that the president was touched by their suffering and that was why he sent her to come and donate relief materials and felicitate with them.

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The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ahmad Sajoh, in his remarks, told the minister and her staff that the governor celebrated the last Ed-el-Kabir with the IDPs at the Malkohi camp.

According to Sajoh, the governor and his cabinet, including some All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts ate and danced with the displaced persons.

In his brief remarks, Bindow stressed the need for peaceful co-existence, adding: “Without peace, no one would readily do anything.”

The Deputy Governor, Mr. Martins Babale, in a vote of thanks, observed that keeping the IDPs was still a problem because of the state of the economy.

According to him, the state was still expecting about 56,000 displaced persons from Cameroun.

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Aisha later went into one of the stores in the camp to address some women.

While discussing with the women, she collapsed, and briefly lost consciousness.

She was grabbed, assited to chair and given a bottle of soft drink to drink.

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

But despite her state of health, she managed to entertain questions from journalists on her mission to the camp.

The incident happened in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State while she was addressing vulnerable IDP women inside a store in the camp.