Former President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has opened up on the reason he chose to become a medical doctor.
Saraki disclosed that he looked up to his late father, the late Second Republic Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Olusola Abubakar Saraki, who was a medical doctor so he also wanted to be just like him.
Saraki made his submission at the 2021 International Health Summit, organized by the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA).
He advised the medical doctors to stick to their main prerogative of serving the people diligently and honestly as he keeps learning new things from the new generation to keep up with the trends.
In his words: “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 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,”