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President Buhari greets former High Commissioner, UK, Senator Dalhatu Sarki Tafida at 82

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President Muhammadu Buhari shares the joy of the occasion with former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Sen. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, on his 82nd birthday, November 24, 2022.

The President celebrates with family members, friends, and associates of the medical doctor, who schooled in some of the best medical institutions in the world, and out of patriotism returned to work in Nigeria, starting out as Senior Registrar in Medicine in Katsina Specialist Hospital (1972 – 1973), Consultant Physician to the Kaduna State Ministry of Health (1973 – 1976) and Permanent Secretary of the Kaduna State Ministry of Health (1976 – 1980).

President Buhari extols the former Senate Majority Leader, who was personal physician to President Shehu Shagari (1980 – 1983) and served variously as Commissioner of Health, Commissioner of Agriculture, and Commissioner of Education in Kaduna State, bringing a wealth of experience and instituting lasting reforms, especially in the health sector.

As Tafidan Zazzau turns 82, the President notes his contributions to the growth of the country as Minister of Health, while recognizing that his national award in 1983, Order of the Federal Republic, was most deserved as his profile in public service, both in appointments and elections, continues to awe and inspire.

President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant Sen. Tafida a longer life, good health, and strength to keep serving the country and humanity.



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