Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday described the late former permanent secretary in the Northern Region’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdul Atta, as a super physician who practised his trade with absolute dexterity, great compassion and dedication to duty.
Saraki, who expressed sadness over the demise of the deceased, noted that he left a worthy legacy during his life time having rendered invaluable medical and administrative services as personal physician to the Sardauna of Sokoto, permanent secretary in the then Northern Region’s Ministry of Health and the old North Central State.
The Senate president in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, therefore commiserated with the immediate family, the government and people of Kogi State over Atta’s death.
Saraki said it was a loss of “an illustrious personality who leveraged his extensive medical knowledge to ensure that quality healthcare services were delivered to the people of the north in particular and Nigeria in general during his active years.”
He prayed God to grant the soul of the departed a peaceful repose and his loved ones the strength to bear the painful loss.