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Atiku’s Daughter Sworn in as Adamawa Commissioner of Health | Forfeits Salary & Allowances




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Fatima Atiku, daughter of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and newly appointed Adamawa Commissioner of Health, has forfeited her salary and allowances for use in revitalizing the health sector in the state.

Fielding questions from newsmen in Yola on Friday after being sworn –in along with 21 other commissioners, Fatima, a Consultant, said she was making the sacrifice because of the numerous challenges in the health sector.

“I am very grateful to the governor for appointing me to head the Health Ministry. 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 said.

Speaking earlier while administering the oath of office on the Commissioners, Governor Bindow Jubrilla said that 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”, Jibrilla said.

Responding on behalf of the commissioners, the Commissioner for Education, Kaletapwa Farauta, thanked the governor for the appointment, assuring that they would not betray the confidence reposed in them.


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  1. Ba

    August 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    That’s good for him and want Buhari to declared his assets before he earn those names.

  2. nunulicious

    August 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    good girl. that’s what we want to hear. Affluent individuals offering their services for free to the fatherland.
    (even if the source of thier papa wealth is questionable *side-eye.

    • Diuto

      August 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Please why are we looking at her dad’s picture and not hers? Or is her sad representing her in the ministry

  3. Ayoka

    August 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    BN, 5 minutes more and you could have given her her proper title. Dr. Fatima Atiku, medical doctor. *side eyes* Yes, it does matter.
    You are just looking for people to say she got there by virtue of her dad but she does have the qualifications. I commend her for forfeiting her salary and allowances although I wish she would collect it and disburse to charities she deems fir. Because as it is, the money will be swallowed up in the system.

  4. TK

    August 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Bullshit alert

    • ao

      August 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      @TK…exactly. This is complete BS.

  5. kenny Jossy

    August 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Before nko, her dad don steal so much money that will cover her 20th generation so why she no go forfeit her salary idiot who them think say them wan fool. Useless criminals, she forfeit her salary as if the Aatiku’s don invent something new. Na God go dey punish the likes of atiku’s wey steal money from Nigeria thats is supposed to be meant for the 99% who are really suffering and need this money. Bella, if una like, make tuna pasta this, na una sabi

    • Nonye

      August 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Even with stolen funds
      she still had the option of not giving up her salary but she did
      This is commendable
      as in out of thieves she get human mind
      Thx Dokky

  6. Fasholaslover

    August 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Well done considering how ya papa steal this country so tay, Nigeria blind you suppose work for 24 hrs non stop. Nansense.

  7. Jcsgrl

    August 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    She no get pishur…ha ba

  8. I no send

    August 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    There is nothing you do for this country that will be genuinely appreciated. There must always be a motive or side comment..very sad..we hv a twisted mentality sha

  9. Diddy

    August 28, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Uka Chukwu na the same people

  10. No PictureOfTheLady

    August 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    And no picture of the lady but only of her dad. See when I say most people give more attention to the man, the famous or the wealthy, people will say I’m wrong.

  11. Ani

    August 28, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I will never commend her for forfeiting her salary. She obviously doesn’t need the money. The money her family stole and still stealing from Nigeria is enough to feed generations yet unborn. So abeg park well.

  12. Ibiene Pepple

    August 28, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Its a good one #jahbless. 29cb5404

  13. Phoebe

    August 28, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    So where is Fatima’s picture? I wonder why you are using her father’s picture when the news story is about her. Give her the credit!

  14. aurora

    August 28, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    She has a name, she has her own picture. Sshe has her own profile. Shes a trained medical doctor. BN, you can do better that this please.

  15. aurora

    August 28, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    When you put ‘dj’ cuppy stories, you put her pictures and her profile and try to even make it like she’s what/where she is independent of her father. Now for a story that is centred on the humanitarian and health angle, you pull this silly stunt, it’s so annoying. You guys should do better. Simple research into her background wouldn’t have cost you anything.
    No, I’m not her, neither do I know her. I’m just upset at this rubbish.

  16. wale

    August 28, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    hmmn, yeah, a good step in the right direction, . . . am only wondering who will be checking her sallary account if she doesnt do as she said

  17. Umaru Igago

    August 28, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Nigerians are the most ungrateful elements, why is it that if you do good, you still get bad name? The lady Fatima only want to be a good servant. Will you kill her if she collect her salary and use it for self? or is she recruited to work free for the state? Nigerian should learn how to be grateful.
    Thank you.

    • nnenne

      August 29, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      @Umaru Igago. .. You have some valid points here.
      She could still be collecting her salary and even steal at the same time, regardless of what her father (?) Stole.
      As long as she does not take her pay check in kind…shady activities, she really, really tried.

    • Abubakar m saad

      August 31, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Bros i like you and your comment

  18. Suwa

    August 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Haba Bellanaija, that is not fatima na.. pls put her picture and remove her father’s

  19. Tunmi

    August 29, 2015 at 1:19 am

    The allowances alone would have sufficed. But let’s watch and see

  20. girlfriend

    August 29, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Why wouldn’t she??? After her dad has stolen enough to last her 10th generation, maybe self the money is chicken change to her and we are here hailing ….abeg make I hear word. When her father returns his loot I will commend them .

  21. Mutakcha

    August 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Haba! Atiku might have stolen from the Govt. But so many people are employed in Nigeria due to his huge investment in his state and the country atlarge. Dr. Fatima is well deserved for the appointment and fofeiting her salary is her decision not because she has more than enough Cash

  22. Luke okonkwo Agumba

    August 29, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Alhaji Dr Atiku Abubakar GCON, turakin Adamawa is a true democrat & a respected family man that have personal relationship with all his children. Myself call him ‘THE MASTER’ I pray that Nigeria nation will tap into his experiences some day very close by. Fatima congrats!

  23. whatwillbewillbe

    August 29, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    She is Dr. Fatimah Atiku, not Atiku Abubakar!!! Dear Lord, may I never be judged for the sins of my father.
    She obviously can do without the money, but forfeiting it is still commendable. Weldone Dr. more grease to your elbow

  24. Jamce

    August 31, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Perhaps aiming for governorship position. Another political dynasty in the making as in Kwara State

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