Saleh Mamman collapsed in Abuja and landed at the hospital yesterday after being told by President Muhammadu Buhari that he had been relieved of his job. READ HERE
Mr Mamman served as power minister since 2019 until he was fired yesterday as President Buhari conducted a minor redeployment of his cabinet members. He was fired alongside agric minister Sabo Nanono.
“He collapsed yesterday and was immediately hospitalised,” a family source told newsmen under anonymity. “He wasn’t expecting to be fired so soon.” The nature of Mr Mamman’s ailment was not immediately clarified, and his spokesman did not return a request seeking comments.
The source said Mr Mamman has been quietly receiving treatment at a hospital in Abuja, hospital name is being withheld to respect the former minister’s privacy.
Mr Mamman, 63, 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.
“He has been living permanently at Transcorp Hilton since early August,” sources said. “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.”