Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar Returns To School


There are indications that a former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, is currently studying in a university in the UK.

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar Returns To School
Atiku Abubakar at American University of Nigeria (AUN) convocation during the weekend

Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), spoke about Atiku’s journey back to school during a convocation lecture for the graduating students of the American University of Nigeria, in Yola on Saturday, July 10.

He stated that the former vice president is studying for a masters’ degree in international relations, PM News reported.

According to a video posted on Youtube, the AfDB president noted that Atiku’s current study in the UK shows that the politician loves education.

Adesina said:

“I was joking with him recently and asked why at his age, he had gone back to study for a Masters’ degree in international relations in the UK.

“He told me that he wanted to obtain the degree, so that he could find out why he did the things he did while in government.”

Adesina says Atiku contributed to his emergence as AfDB president

According to The Cable, The banker also credited Atiku for contributed immensely to his emergence as head of the continental finance institution.

The AfDB president described Atiku as a benefactor, mentor, big brother and friend.

He narrated how the former vice-president flew him on a private jet to South Africa to lobby the president of the country in supporting his nomination to head the AfDB.

Adesina said:

“So I want to say thank you very much sir for that journey that you took me to South Africa.”

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