Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has revealed his daughter is in the medical school, taking his footsteps just as he followed his father Olusola Saraki’s footsteps.
Saraki revealed this in Abuja during the health summit organized by the Nigerian Medical Students Association, adding that he discovered his direction to become a medical doctor while he was 12-year old because of the family’s passion to lend helping hands to the needy.
He said, “In my family, being a medical doctor has always been about lending a helping hand to those who are in need. When I was 12-years old, I discovered that I wanted to be a medical doctor — because, Oloye, my late father, was one.
“Many years later, when she was about the same age, one of my daughter’s, who is now in her fourth year of medical school, declared that she too wanted to be a medical doctor someday.
“This is why, earlier today, as I spoke to the members of the Nigerian Medical Students Association at their 2021 Health Summit, which was held at Baze University in Abuja, I was proud to witness the brilliance of the next generation of medical professionals — young and inspiring student-leaders who have shown the capacity to organize each other around the urgent healthcare-related issues that affect us all as Nigerians.”
Meanwhile, both the former Senate President and the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have opposed the candidacy of David Mark in becoming the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite his endorsement by the governors and the board of trustees
David Mark, who was also a former Senate President, might disrupt their political calculations when it comes to zoning as because of their presidential ambition. They are all from Northern zone and Mark might be too strong willed and uncompromising when he becomes chairman.