Atiku Abubakar Biography
Atiku Abubakar (GCON) is an avid business man, a former Vice President of Nigeria (1999 – 2007) during Obasanjo’s regime, and one of the richest politicians in Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar was born on the 25th of November 1946, to Garba Abubakar, and Aisha Kande, in a town called Jada, then under the British Cameroons, but the town later joined the federal republic of Nigeria in 1961.
His father was a Fulani dealer and rancher. He was named after his grandfather Atiku Abdulqadir.
Atiku Abubakar Profile Summary
Name: Atiku Abubakar (GCON)
Country of origin: Nigeria
Date of birth: 25th November 1946 (76 years old)
Net worth: $1.8 billion
Source of wealth: Business / politics
State of Origin: Adamawa State
Atiku Abubakar Early life and Educational Background
Atiku Abubakar, became the only child of his parents, when he lost his younger sister.
At eight years old, Atiku Abubakar began his primary education at Jada primary school, Adamawa State. After his primary education, he proceeded to Adamawa province secondary school.
Atiku Abubakar attended the Nigeria Police college in Kaduna briefly, but left because he couldn’t present a mathematics o’level results.
After working briefly at the regional ministry of finance as a tax officer, he gained admission into the School of Hygiene in 1966.
He got his Law diploma from the Ahmadu Bello University, institute of Administration. After his graduation in 1969, he joined the Nigerian Custom Service.
Atiku Abubakar Political Career
He was confirmed as the vice president of Nigeria on the 29th of May, 1999. During his second tenure as the vice president, he had a fallout with the then president, Gen Olusegun Obasanjo. In 2006, he finally left his manager and the people’s democratic party (PDP), for Action congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Since then, Atiku has been contesting in elections, for the position of the president, till date. Currently he is the presidential candidate for the People’s democratic party (PDP).
Atiku Abubakar Business
Atiku Abubakar has various business interests (including real estate, agriculture, oil services, food and breavages, insurance, education, communication, print media, and lots more), and all his businesses are located in his hometown, Yola, Adamawa State.
He resigned from the Nigerian Custom Service in April 1989, to become a full time business man, and a politician.
His businesses include: Adama breavages limited, a company that produces drinks in Yola, The American University of Nigeria (AUN), a private America style university, the second of it’s kind in sub Saharan Africa, and a creature feed processing plant.
Atiku owns a multi media firm called Gotel communications, A Private primary and secondary school (under AUN), a chain of restaurants called chicken cottage. He also has a woven sack factory and shrink laminate plant.
His largest business venture till date is INTELS(formerly known as NICOTES), it’s a multi-billion naira, multi- national oil servicing business. It offers different agency service like port management, support services in shores, cargo services, and managing operations (like warehousing, providing pipe racks, generators, stacking areas, jetties, water tank and other management operations).
His other investments includes a micro finance bank, a property development company (PRODECO), and Gainful Employment International limited (GEIL).
Atiku Abubakar prides himself as the biggest employer of labour in the private sector, with over 50,000 employees across all his businesses and investments.
Atiku Abubakar Family and Personal life
Atiku Abubakar has 4 wives, and 28 children. He is a practicing Muslim. Three of his four wives are from the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria (Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo).
Atiku Abubakar Net worth
Atiku Abubakar has a net worth of $1.8 billion (625. 5 billion naira) and countless valuable assets. This net worth, he amassed for his various businesses and political ventures. This net worth makes him one of the richest men in Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar Houses, Cars and Private Jet.
Among his numerous luxurious possessions are, an Embraer Phenom 100, a luxury private plane(jet) worth $4.1 million (#1, 563,330, 000), a $2.95 million chateau close to Potomac, Maryland, USA, A house in Dubai, and his official Nigerian resident in Yola, Abuja.
His fleet of cars includes high end security and luxury cars, including a Range Rover, Mercedes S550, Lexus 570, Toyota Land cruiser, and lots more.
Where is Atiku from?
Atiku Abubakar is from Jada, in Adamawa State
Atiku Abubakar is one of the wealthiest politicians and business men in Nigeria. With his numerous business ventures and investments, he is one of biggest employer of labour in the private sector.
Currently he is the presidential aspirant for the People’s democratic party (PDP).
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