Who is Atiku Abubakar?
Atiku Abubakar got registered into Jada Primary School at the age of eight. After completing his primary school in 1960, Atiku was admitted into Adamawa Provincial Secondary School Yola in. He later finished his Secondary school in 1965 after he made Grade Three in West African School Certificate Examination. Atiku Abubakar then proceeded to Nigerian Police College, Kaduna. He left the college for a work as Tax Officer in the Regional Ministry of Finance. Later he got admission to study at the School of Hygiene Kano in 1966.
In 1967, he graduated with a Diploma. That same year, Atiku Abubakar was admitted for a Law Diploma at Ahmadu Bello University on a scholarship. He graduated in 1969 and got employed in the Nigerian Custom Service that same year. In April 1989, aged 43, Atiku voluntarily retired from Customs as Deputy Director of Customs and Excise in charge of Enforcement and Drugs.
Atiku Abubakar is a entrepreneur whose business investments across Nigeria and other African Countries has provided over 50,000 jobs. He is a pragmatic politician, who served as the Vice President to the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo that recorded unprecedented achievements in revolutionizing Nigeria telecommunications and banking sector and currently he is the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party.
For eight years, their administration worked assiduously to deepen our young democracy, unite our diverse people, professionalize the armed forces, re-establish our country as a great and respected member of the international community, and reform our economy to become more productive, diverse and globally competitive.
The administration introduced a wide range of ambitious programmes aimed at promoting growth, boosting non oil revenues, reducing poverty, creating jobs, providing stable power supply, rebuilding collapsing infrastructure and promoting quality education, healthcare and gender equality.
The reform package included fuel price deregulation, low and stable interest and inflation rates, privatization of inefficient government-owned enterprises, enthroning a culture of transparency and accountability, monetization of the benefits and entitlements of public sector workers, setting up a new pension scheme and growing the revenue base of the government through a fair and equitable, more efficient and easier-to-comply tax system.
Their administration then refocused government’s attention on making laws and good policies and creating a conducive atmosphere for businesses to flourish. Most of the privatized firms are today being run profitably and efficiently by their new owners, creating more jobs and delivering quality products and services.
Abuja Master Plan Reform
Pension and Tax Reforms
Atiku Abubakar is a leader and with an unrivalled capacity to achieve, he is a bridge builder and a leader who is ready to effectively lead the reorganization of Nigeria and make our economy work again. As Nigeria’s economic ambassador, he will not demarket Nigeria on the global stage but will take decisive steps to restore investor’s confidence, attract the needed foreign direct investment that will make it possible for him to revolutionize Nigeria economy.
In every role he has undertaken, Atiku Abubakar has demonstrated great leadership skill and ability. He is a successful business leader who has an excellent understanding of the economy and governance. Atiku Abubakar firmly believes that Nigeria can work for all and he will accelerate the process of meaningful radical economic transformation that will put Nigeria on the path of progress and change the narrative that has led Nigeria to be named the poverty capital of the world.
As a committed leader, he will go beyond rhetoric to undertake the practical tasks that will transform the economy, while ensuring that our economy work at a much faster rate and creates jobs that will make life better for Nigerians.
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