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Confab delegate slumps, hospitalised

A member of the National Conference,  Mr Abdulmumuni Abubakar, slumped after the afternoon session and was admitted at a hospital in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Deputy Chairman of the Conference, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, confirmed the incident during  Wednesday’s plenary.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abubakar, a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, is a Federal Government delegate.

Akinyemi, who urged delegates to pray for his quick recovery, said Abubakar was calm and responding to treatment asoft the time he made the information known to delegates.

He said, “A member of our community, who actually spoke yesterday in the afternoon session, DIG retired A.M Abubakar, slumped and collapsed after our session. He has been admitted in the hospital.

“He has been visited, not only by members of the secretariat but also by some of the delegates, who belong to the community of the retired police officers.

“He is undergoing  treatment and I understand that he is stable. So they simply want us to inform the house of this development. Please include him in your prayers.”

Some delegates, however, observed that the clinic was not adequately equipped to take care of delegates.

They complained that the ambulance that conveyed Abubakar to the hospital did not have oxygen and essential medical equipment that should be in an ambulance.

The conference Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi, acknowledged the observations made by delegates and thanked them for their contribution.

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