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.
The Nigerian family consists of Salamat Aliu, the first female neurosurgeon in West Africa, Halima Aliu, a plastic surgeon, Khadijah Aliu, a family medicine physician, Raliat Aliu, an obstetrician, and Medinah Aliu, a community health physician.
Former Nigerian vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, took to Twitter to acknowledge and congratulate the sisters. “Awesome. If you educate a woman, you educate the family and the community,” he wrote.
Hello everyone, I want to introduce you to the amazing Aliu family. The pic below shows 5 beautiful sisters who all happen to be doctors. The eldest a neurosurgeon, then an obstetrician, a plastic surgeon, a family physician, a community health physician… #GirlPower #inspiring pic.twitter.com/bJzvIk0Xty
— Magatakarda Wamakko ☄️ (@Otiteakpovona) February 9, 2020
Twitter users also rallied behind the sisters to congratulate them on achieving such heights.
The Aliu sisters are inspiring others to dream big.
Let’s all celebrate and congratulate the Aliu family on their accomplishments! Well done doctors.