Fatima Atiku, daughter of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who was newly appointed Adamawa Commissioner of Health has forfeited her salary and allowances, according to a Daily Post report.
She said her entitlements would be used in revitalizing the health sector in the state.
Speaking with 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 facing the health sector in the state.
“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, Gov. Bindow Jubrilla said that their appointment was based on merit.