The Aliu family is the epitome of Black Excellence. The family has 5 daughters all of whom are physicians in different medical specialties and are raising the bar and representing Black doctors well.
Doctors Who Are Sisters
The Aliu sisters include Dr. Salamat Ahuoiza Aliu, the first female to be certified a neurosurgeon in West Africa, practice in disciplines such as Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Health, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery and Public Health.
Recently, 40-year-old Dr. Salamat Aliu made headlines after she became the first indigenous trained female neurosurgeon in Nigeria. She graduated from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto and practices at the National Hospital in Abuja.
The rest of the Aliu sisters are, Halima Aliu, a plastic surgeon, Khadijah Aliu, a family medicine physician, Raliat Aliu, an obstetrician, and Medinah Aliu, a community health physician.
Dr. Halimaya Aliu Ayo who shared the photos on social media wrote:
Sisters appreciation post
My amazingly beautiful Sisters, friends as well as colleagues in the medical profession. Raliat Aliu Usman Salamat Aliu Khadijah Aliu and Medinah Aliu I am truly honoured to be related to you by blood. Couldn’t have asked for better sisters. You have made the journey through life easier, through your selfless, caring and non judgmental ways, always looking out for each other and having each others back,we lift each other up in times of difficulties. We have conquered many battles together. I love you all so much. Let me brag a little, we made mama and papa proud; 1st female neurosurgeon in West Africa, plastic surgeon, obstetrician & gynaecologist, family physician and public health physician. Girls rock #Girlpower #workingmoms #womeninmedicine #surgeons #physicians #neurosurgeon #obgyn #plasticsurgeon #familyphysician #publichealthphysician #QES #Unilorin Alumni #Ebira #Ilorin
Former Nigerian vice-president, Atiku Abubakar also took to Twitter to acknowledge and congratulate the sisters.
“Awesome. If you educate a woman, you educate the family and the community,” he wrote.