Daughter of Nigeria’s former Vice President (Atiku Abubakar), Fatima Atiku, has announced she’ll be forfeiting her statutory emoluments as commissioner of health in Adamawa State as her contribution towards the healthcare sector in her home State.
“I am very grateful to the governor for appointing me to head the health ministry,” she said shortly after being sworn in, Friday, alongside 21 other commissioners.
“The ministry is the most challenging because of the insurgency problem that had caused some damage to the health system in the state.
“For this reason, I shall be donating my salary and allowances for use in enhancing the delivery of healthcare service in the state,’’ Fatima Atiku said.
Speaking earlier while administering the oath of office on the commissioners, Gov. Bindow Jibrilla said their appointment was based on merit.
He urged them to join hands with him in bringing the desired change in the state, adding that their loyalty should be to the people, and not him.
“Your loyalty is to the people of Adamawa, whom you represent, and not to me, the governor said.