team member1 bigH.E. Atiku Abubakar, GCON

H.E. Atiku Abubakar was elected Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1999 and re-elected in 2003. As Vice President, he chaired the National Economic Council which was responsible for assembling the outstanding talent that transformed the Nigerian economy, more than quadrupling GDP between 2000 – 2007. His political career began with Shehu Yar’Adua’s determination to build a national grassroots political organization in Nigeria. He continues to sustain that formidable platform to this day. He is the Founder of American University of Nigeria, Yola.