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Nigeria – First female Neurosurgeon in West Africa

Salamat Ahuoiza Aliu is a Nigerian neurosurgeon. She was born in Ilorin in 1980, but is a native of Okene, Kogi State. She attended the medical school in University of Ilorin to get her first degree. She trained and specialized in neurosurgery in Usmanu Danfodiyo University under Prof BB Shehu

Aliu is the first female neurosurgeon in West Africa. She is also the first indigenous-trained female neurosurgeon in Nigeria. She currently works at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.

Noted for her exceptional work in neurosurgery and encouragement of women to join the neurological field, Aliu was listed in the top 100 persons of the year by Arewa socio-political group in 2016.

Aliu is married with children.


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