President Muhammadu Buhari has lost his family doctor, Dr Marliya Zayyana to the cold hands of death.
Naija News reports that the late Zayyana was also the former Chairperson of the Governing Council, Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State.
In a condolence message through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja, on Friday, President Buhari expressed sadness over Zayyana’s death.
The president described the deceased as an outstanding medical professional.
He said: “Marliya was not only a distinguished medical doctor, but she was also a woman of integrity as her tenure the Federal University Dutsinma had testified.”
“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 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.”