The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), has expressed sadness over the death of his family doctor , Dr Marliya Zayyana .
The late Zayyana was also the former Chairperson of the Governing Council, Federal University Dutsinma , Katsina State .
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 outstanding medical professional .
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 . ”