BEVERLY HILLS, September 04, (THEWILL) – President Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Dr Marliya Zayyana, his family doctor and former Chairperson of the Governing Council, Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State.
In a condolence message by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the president described the deceased as an outstanding medical professional.
He maintained that “Marliya was not only a distinguished medical doctor, but also a woman of integrity as her tenure in the Federal University Dutsinma had testified.”
President Buhari added that ”her demise is particularly touching because she was my family doctor in addition to the fact that her brother, Dr Suhayb Rafindadi is also my personal physician.”
The President, therefore, described her death “as a personal loss because of our close association with her”.
Buhari extended his condolences to the family of the deceased, the Katsina Emirate Council and the Katsina State Government over what he called “the loss of this great, talented, dedicated and selfless medical professional.”