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Marliya Zayyana is dead, Buhari mourns

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President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of his family doctor, Dr Marliya Zayyana.

The Nigerian leader expressed sadness over the death of the physician in a condolence message by his Media Aide, Garba Shehu, in Abuja, on Friday.

The President said the deceased was an outstanding medical professional and astute academia. The late Zayyna was the former Chairperson of the Governing Council, Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State.

The President maintained that “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.”

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.”

Buhari, therefore, described her death “as a personal loss because of our close association with her.”

The president 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.”

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