Connect with us

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President of Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar was the vice-president of Nigeria from 1999 to 27 under president Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime. He is a politician and a business tycoon with commercial interests in Intels, an oil servicing business with extensive operations in Nigeria and abroad, Adama beverages Limited, the American University of Nigeria (AUN), and others.

Resume in Brief

AGE: 72 years (Born on November 1946 in Jada village of Adamawa state)

POLITICAL AFFILIATION: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

RUNNING MATE: Peter Obi

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma from the School of Hygiene in Kano
  • Diploma in Law from Ahmadu Bello University

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • Vice-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999-2007
  • Former Deputy Comptroller General of customs in Nigeria
  • National Vice President of the People’s Front in 1998 but forfeited

BUSINESS AFFILIATIONS

  • Founder, Adama Beverages (Producers of Faro Water)
  • Founder, American University of Nigeria (AUN)
  • Gotel Communications
  • Rica Gardo and Standard Microfinance Bank
  • Prodeco
  • ABTI International Secondary School
  • Co-founder, Intels Nigeria Ltd

FAMILY LIFE: Born to a Fulani trader, Garba Abubakar. He married five wives from the different Nigerian tribes but divorced one and has 26 children.

In The News

Recent Fact Checks