A day after the sacking of two ministers by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, it was rumored that one of the sacked Ministers, Sale Mamman had collapsed after receiving his resignation letter.
According to reports, the ex-Minister of Power has been admitted to a hospital in the Nation’s Capital, Abuja.
Several online newspapers in Nigeria have cited the Minister’s close associates as reliable sources.
The former minister said he had been unwell since last weekend.
“Even before this step was announced I was very unwell, because I did not even go to the office earlier this week.”
The former Minister said he had not been well enough for a long time because he often went to see a doctor on a regular basis.
“So, yesterday (Wednesday) and today (Thursday) I also went back to the hospital for another round of check-up; and the doctor instructed that I needed some ‘rest’ so I remained at one place to rest,” he said.
The former Minister of Power says he is not in hospital as usual, but is not at home.
“I found a serene and quiet environment to rest and take medication as recommended by the doctor. I didn’t stay at home because sympathisers are trooping to console me; this would prevent me from resting and convalescing on time.
“But I was also not hospitalised, and I didn’t faint as reported.”