Former Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman collapsed, rushed to hospital after receiving the news of him being sacked by Presiden Buhari

The recent sacked Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman reportedly collapsed and was rushed to an hospital in Abuja on Wednesday following the news of President Buhari being relieved him of his ministerial Job

According to Peoples Gazette, Mamman had served as power minister since 2019 until he was fired on Wednesday as Buhari conducted a minor rejig of his cabinet members. 

He was said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). 

“He collapsed yesterday and was immediately hospitalised. He wasn’t expecting to be fired so soon,” the source said

The nature of Mamman’s ailment was not immediately clarified to the newspaper, and his spokesman did not return a request seeking comments.

Mamman was said to have been living at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja for more than three weeks on the bills of some powerful interests in the power sector, who were hoping he would still be in the office to be able to award lucrative contracts to them. 

“He has been living permanently at Transcorp Hilton since early August. 

“His bills were being covered by elements in the power sector who were looking forward to more lucrative contracts before the bad news of his dismissal struck yesterday,” the source was quoted to have added. 

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