Atiku Abubakar GCON is a Nigerian business mogul, politician, human developer, investor, and a well-known philanthropist, also well-known for his charitable work.
Atiku Abubakar was born on November 25, 1946. He is a Nigerian politician who was Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 under Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
He served as Governor of Adamawa State from 1990 to 1997, was elected in 1998, and then became Olusegun Obasanjo’s running partner in the 1999 presidential election, before returning in 2003.
Atiku Abubakar Biography
Atiku Abubakar is a well-known politician who was born on November 25, 1946, in Nigeria. A Nigerian politician, he was Vice-President of Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 as an official of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The PDP won the presidential nomination for the PDP in October of 2018 in preparation for his fourth presidential run during the general election. According to the astrologers, Atiku Abubakar’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He is an active Muslim.
His father was against the concept of Western education and attempted to stop Atiku Abubakar from the traditional system of education. When the government realized that Abubakar wasn’t attending compulsory schooling, his father was sent to prison for several days in prison till Aisha Kande’s mom paid for the fee. Abubakar enrolled in Adamawa’s Jada Primary School when he was eighteen years old.
When he completed his first studies in 1960, Abubakar was accepted to Adamawa Provincial Secondary School in the same year, along with the other 59 students. He completed his secondary education in the year 1965, after having achieved grade three on the West African Senior School Certificate Exam.
After secondary education, Abubakar studied for a short time at Kaduna, the Nigeria Police College in Kaduna. Abubakar was dismissed from the college because he was not able to show an O-Level Mathematics score, and then worked for a short time as a Tax Officer within the Regional Ministry of Finance, which was the place he received his admission into the School of Hygiene in Kano in the year 1966. He was given the diploma in the year 1967.
He had also been the Interim Student Union President at the school. In 1967, he was enrolled for a Law Diploma at the Ahmadu Bello University Institute of Administration in Lagos, on an academic scholarship provided by the local government. After graduating in 1969, at the time of the Nigerian Civil War, he worked for the Nigeria Customs Service.
Atiku Abubakar earned a Masters’s diploma in international relations from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in the year 2021.
Atiku Abubakar was employed by the Nigeria Customs Service for twenty years, rising through the ranks to become the Director Deputy, as the second-highest position within the service was known at the time. He retired in April 1989 and recommenced full-time politics and business. Abubakar began his career working in the property industry in the early days of his career as an officer in the Customs Service. He made an application for and was granted a 31,000 naira credit for the purpose of building his first house in Yola and putting it on rent.
With the rent he earned, he bought another plot and built a second one. Then he continued in this manner and built a large portfolio of properties situated in Yola, Nigeria. The year 1981 was the first time he shifted to agriculture, purchasing more than 2,500 acres of land close to Yola to set up cotton and maize farms. The company ran into financial difficulties and was forced to close its doors in 1986.
In his blog from April, he wrote, “My first attempt at agriculture in the 1980s was a failure.” He later tried trading, buying, and selling truckloads of flour, rice, and sugar.
Atiku Abubakar most significant business decision occurred while he was a customs agent in the Apapa Ports. An Italian businesswoman in Nigeria, Gabrielle Volpi, urged him to launch Nigeria Container Services (NICOTES), a logistics company that operated inside the ports. Abubakar would later become Intels Nigeria Limited and provide Abubakar with enormous wealth. Abubakar is the founder of Intels Nigeria Limited, an oil-related service business that has extensive operations in Nigeria as well as abroad.
The other interests of Atiku’s business are concentrated in Yola, Adamawa, and include Adama Beverages Limited, a beverage manufacturing facility in Yola, a feed for animals manufacturing facility, and an animal feed factory. He also owns the American University of Nigeria (AUN), the first private American university founded in Sub-Saharan Africa. Atiku retired in April of 1989 and recommenced full-time business and political work.
Atiku Abubakar Political Career
Atiku Abubakar is one of the richest politicians in Nigeria. His political career began as an undercover agent during Bamanga’s campaign for Governor of the State. After that, he met Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. He invited him to a meeting, which usually takes place at his home. After a while, he re-entered the scene to become the People’s Front of Nigeria’s vice chairman for national affairs.
After having held several positions in his party’s political wing, he aimed at becoming governor of Adamawa State in 1991, but the governor failed. Then, he joined his party, the People’s Democratic Party, where he became the Governor of Adamawa State.
Marriage And Family Life
Atiku Abubakar lives in an extremely large house with four wives and four kids. That’s 28 total. He is among the few Nigerians who have married members of the three main ethnic groups in the country (Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba).
Her first spouse, Titilayo Albert, was just a 19-year-old girl when they met. They secretly wed in the year 1971. After a year of marriage, the couple was blessed with a daughter who was named Fatima. Titi, or as she’s known, has three children: Adamu, Halima, and Aminu, her final child.
The second wife of Atiku Ladi, whom he wed in 1979, had six children with him. Abba, Atiku, Zainab Ummi-Hauwa Maryam, as well as Rukaiyatu.
Four years after he got married to Ladi He was married to his late wife, Lamido, the daughter of Adamawa Princess Rukaiyatu. The couple gave birth to Aisha, Hadiza, Aliyu, Asmau, Mustafa, Laila, and Abdusalam.
He was married in 1986. I got married to Fatima Shettima. This is four wives for him at present. Fatima then gave birth to Amina, Mohammed, Ahmed, Shehu, Zainab, Aisha, and Hafsat.
After a while, Atiku and his wife, Ladi, ended up divorced. Following the divorce, he married Jennifer Iwenjiora Douglas, restoring the number of wives to 4.
Atiku Abubakar House, Cars, And Private Jet
It is believed that the Turaki in Adamawa owns stunning mansions located in Yola, Abuja, and other areas of Nigeria.
Regarding his cars and cars, the Vice President was believed to have quite a few expensive vehicles. It is also believed to have some of the highest-priced private aircraft in the world.
Atiku Abubakar Net Worth
Atiku Abubakar, a businessman, since his business empire includes numerous companies in Nigeria, He was also involved in education, the media, as well as beverage production, among others.
Atiku Abubakar net worth is estimated at $4 billion. The Nigerian politician has numerous assets, as well as shares in several businesses.