Women Affairs minister, Aisha Alhassan collapses at IDP camp

on 20 September 2016

TodayGist

The Minister of Women Affairs,
Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, collapsed monday at the Internally Displaced
Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State
while addressing vulnerable IDP women inside a store in the camp.

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, ThisDay is reporting.
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 explain to journalists at
the camp that her fact-finding mission to Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States
tend to confirm the foreign NGOs’ allegation on violation of some girls
and women at the IDPs’ camps in the North-east.
The
minister had earlier said that she was at the camp to give a message
from President Muhammadu Buhari to the displaced persons, who wanted
them to cheer up despite the hardship because 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.


Source: TodayGist