Emerging reports indicate that a former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, is currently studying in a university in the UK.
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 American University of Nigeria, in Yola on Saturday, July 10.
Master’s degree in international relations
He stated that the former vice president is studying for a masters’ degree in international relations,
AfDB president noted that Atiku’s current study in the UK shows that the politician loves education.
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.
“So I want to say thank you very much sir for that journey that you took me to South Africa.”
In another news, Atiku Abubakar has disowned presidential campaign posters pairing him with a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo as his running mate.
The posters, which surfaced in Abuja on Monday, had Atiku and Soludo’s photographs side by side announcing an Atiku/Soludo ticket for the 2023 presidential election
Atiku in a statement released by his media office and signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said he knew nothing about the posters or those who may have promoted it.