President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Kogi State on the death of Dr. Abdulmumin Ibrahim Atta, personal physician to the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello.
Dr. Atta died yesterday at the age of 97 in Kaduna, after a protracted illness.
According to a statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President joined them in mourning the former Permanent Secretary in the Northern Region’s Ministry of Health,” who will always be remembered as an illustrious civil servant who served his region and country very well with his remarkable medical and administrative skills.
“The President recalls that Dr. Atta treated his patients with great care and compassion, and also administered the Ministries of Health in Northern Nigeria and the old North Central State with exemplary efficiency,’’ it read in part.
The deceased who was born on April 1st 1920, also served as the first Chairman of Northern Pilgrims Welfare Board.
He is survived by three children, among them is his first son, Dr. Ibarahim Atta, currently working with the National Action Committee on Aid, NACA, and many grand children. The deceased died in his Kaduna residence and has since been buried in the city according to Islamic rites.

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