Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the death of his family doctor, Dr Marliya Zayyana.
In a condolence message by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja, on Friday, Buhari said the deceased was an exceptional medical professional.
He noted 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 further extended his sympathies 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.”
Late Zayyana until death was also the former Chairperson of the Governing Council, Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State.