Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Biography, Family, Education, Career and Net Worth
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Abubakar Atiku Bagudu CON is a Nigerian politician and the current governor of Kebbi State, Nigeria. Previously, he served as the Senator for the Kebbi Central constituency of Kebbi state.
He is a named accomplice in multiple investigations involving corruption that occurred during the regime of former Nigeria’s military ruler Sani Abacha.
Abubakar Atiku Bagudu was born on December 26, 1961. He came from an affluent family and his father was a director of Primary Education in Kebbi.
Governor Atiku-Bagudu is a practicing Muslim and is married to two wives, Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu and Aisha Atiku Bagudu. He is blessed with children.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Economics from Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto State.
He also has an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Jos, Plateau State and a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in International Affairs from Columbia University, USA.
He was elected Senator in the National Assembly for the Kebbi Central Constituency of Kebbi State, Nigeria in a by-election after Senator Adamu Aliero was appointed Minister of the Federal Capital Territory in December 2008.
He successfully ran for re-election in the April 2011 national elections on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).
As a senator, he was a member of the Senate Committee on Education (6th National Assembly), Foreign Affairs Committee and Interior Affairs Committee.
He became the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate for Kebbi state in the 2015 general elections and was sworn in as the governor on May 29, 2015.
His estimated net worth is not available.