Atiku Abubakar is known for many things, but we will not be talking about things you might expect, such as his involvement in business or politics. Today, we will tell you about Atiku Abubakar children. You will be able to find out how many kids he has fathered over the years, as well as to see what paths they have taken in their lives. So check this article out if you want to know more about them.
Atiku Abubakar family
We will not go into the detailed Atiku Abubakar history because it might steer us away from the topic of this article. That said, we cannot avoid mentioning a big part of Atiku Abubakar biography, which is his personal life.
In case you do not know, the man has had several wives over the years who have given him many children. And by many we do not mean ten or even fifteen. According to various reports, Atiku Abubakar currently has 26 kids, although some sources claim that the number might be even higher.
- With his first wife, Amina Titi Atiku Abubakar, he has four children: Fatima, Halima, Aminu and Adamu.
- With his second wife, Ladi Atiku Abubakar (who he has since divorced), he has six children: Atiku Jr., Abba, Ummi, Zainab, Rukayatu and Mariam.
- With his third wife, Rukaiyatu Atiku Abubakar, he has seven children: Hadiza, Aisha, Aliyu, Mustafa, Asmau, Abdulsalaam and Laila.
- With his fourth wife, Fatima Atiku Abubakar, he has six children: Mohammed, Amina, twins Shehu and Ahmed, and twins Zainab and Aisha.
- With his fifth wife, Jamila Atiku-Abubakar (she became fourth after his divorce from Ladi), he has three children: Faisal, Zahra and Abdulmalik.
He certainly wasted no time creating heirs for himself. But who are they as people? Are they known for being something more than just children of Atiku Abubakar? Let’s find out.
What we know about Atiku Abubakar children
Taking into account how popular and famous their father is, you would think that Atiku’s children would be in the limelight as well. We thought so too, but then we started researching all of his children (and it was a right hassle, believe us).
Therefore, we will share what we could find about some of them, and if you come across some new information that we do not mention, let us know. Without further ado, let’s get to it.
Atiku’s eldest daughter Fatima is currently a Honourable Commissioner at the Ministry of Health. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Obstetrics, Surgery and Medicine from the University of Dublin, a Master’s degree in Public Health from the London’s Imperial College and a postgraduate diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, among many other qualifications.
The name of Atiku’s son Aminu might be familiar to you because of his several-year long custody battle with his ex-wife that has been widely publicised. After Aminu Atiku Abubakar wedding in 2007, the couple lived together until 2011 had two children and then split. For the past few years, they have been fighting in court over the custody of their kids, with Aminu playing on the losing side. However, the battle is still ongoing.
Several other children of Atiku are mostly known for having lavish weddings. For instance, three of his daughters decided to get married at the same day! On November 13, 2015, Walida married Murtala, Aisha married Bamanga, and Asmau married Jameel. By the way, Asmau also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Education.
It turned out that a lot of Atiku’s children are married. Abba (Atiku Abubakar son) wedding back in 2014 was very beautiful, as both he and his new bride Mariana Saleeby-Velilla sported fashionable garments fit for princes and princesses.
In the same year, his brother Shehu got married as well. Their sister Rukaiya also had a stunning wedding ceremony on November 19, 2016, when she married the son of Colonel Sani, Aminu Sani Bello.
A few of Abubakar’s sons take after their father, as some of them are entrepreneurs. For example, we have Aliyu Atiku, a graduate of American University of Nigeria, who is the Executive Director at Priam Group.
His brother Mustapha, Bachelor of Law (City University, London) is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Haynes-Worth International (or at least he was, four years ago). Mohammed is the General Manager at Adama Beverages. Atiku Jr. seems to be involved in the fashion industry, but more on the creative side of things.
As you can see, we have not been able to find out about all Atiku Abubakar’s children. Some of them live their lives away from the attention of the press, while some are actually too young to be in the news. That said, if you know something else about his kids, let us and our readers know about it. We would love to hear from you.