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Meet Families Where All The Girls Are Doctors In Nigeria

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All parents have hidden goals, to make their children a better version of themselves, for the Aliu and Tor-Ujas families, it is a dream come true.

The Aliu family,is a group of five sisters from northern Nigeria, are gaining traction after they all emerged doctors, working in different fields of the medical profession.

Amid the realities that had formed the basis of gender roles decades ago, it was relatively difficult to foresee a future wherein women take on the same opportunities availed their male counterparts.

But, as anti-discriminatory laws have continued to gain grounds alongside well thought out social movements, leaders have continued to emerge from a faction that had suffered subjugation.

It is in this light that the Aliu sisters have been earning admiration from technocrats, academics, political elites, as well as other social groups from around the country.

Taking to his Twitter handle on Monday, Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigerian vice-president, joined in the frenzy, charging Nigerians to educate the entire society by simply educating the women..

Among the bevy of five ladies are a neurosurgeon, an obstetrician, a plastic surgeon, a family physician, and a community health physician.

“I believe Africa is rising above gender inequality and with examples like this, we can create a more supportive environment for women,” a Twitter user wrote while marveling at the sisters’ feat.

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