Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar Biography, Family, Career, Age, Networth, Politics.

Who is Amina Titilayo

Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar (born 6 June 1949) is one of the wives of the former vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar. She is an advocate of women and child rights, the founder of Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF) and the initiator of the private bill that led to the establishment of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.

Amina Titi Atiku-Abubakar
Second Lady of Nigeria
In role
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
Vice President Atiku Abubakar
First Lady Stella Obasanjo
Preceded by Mrs. Akhigbe
Succeeded by Patience Jonathan
Personal details
Born
Amina Titilayo Albert

6 June 1949 (age 73)
Osun State

Spouse(s)

(m. 1971)

Alma mater Kaduna Polytechnic

How Old is Amina Titilayo

She was born on the 6th of June 1949

Early life and education

Atiku-Abubakar was born into a Christian home to the Albert family, a Yoruba family from IlesaOsun state. She was raised in Lagos and had her primary education in Lafiaji, Lagos then proceeded to St. Mary’s Iwo, Osun state for her secondary education up until 1969. In 1971, she married Atiku Abubakar, then a young customs officer, before attending Kaduna Polytechnic.

Apart from English, she speaks Yoruba and Hausa languages fluently. She converted from Christianity to Islam.

Career and advocacy

She was a lecturer at Kaduna State Polytechnic.

While in Rome to further her education in 1986 and 1987, she saw many Nigerian girls on the street. After making inquiries, she realized that many of the girls served as prostitutes for their madams, and quite often were not paid. She also found out that they were deceived with promises to work in Italy, and this prompted her to pledge to combat such incidences upon her return.

WOTCLEF & NAPTIP

In 1999, when her husband, Atiku Abubakar became Nigeria’s vice president, she started an advocacy to end forced prostitution and other forms of human trafficking.

First, she founded Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF), and then sponsored a private bill for strict punishment for traffickers, and for the establishment of a federal agency, the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, responsible for fighting trafficking of persons in Nigeria. She also ran education courses focused on welcoming and rehabilitating girls repatriated from different countries back home to Nigeria.

Who is Amina Titilayo’s Husband?

She married Atiku Abubakar

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Awards

  • Annual Nigerian Women’s Award (2002)
  • D’linga Award (2010)

Publications

Amina Titi Abubakar is the author of a number of publications including:

  • Educating the Nigerian Child
  • Empower Law to Fight Child Slavery
  • Let Us Celebrate Humanity: A collected speeches on women’s rights and human trafficking

References

  1. ^ “How I Met Married Atiku Titi Abubakar”premiumtimesng.com. News Agency of Nigeria. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  2. ^ “Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF)”The Communication Initiative Network. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ “More Laurels for Titi Abubakar”Vanguard News. 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  4. ^ “My battle to marry Atiku Titi Abubakar – OnlineNigeria.com”nm.onlinenigeria.com. Online Nigeria. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  5. ^ “The News, Volume 18”. Nigeria: Independent Communications Network Limited. 2002. p. 96.
  6. ^ “Hajiya Titi Abubakar: Working to restore human dignity”www.weekend.peoplesdailyng.com. People’s Daily. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  7. ^ “My mum said she could give all her daughters to Atiku as wives —Titi Abubakar”Punch Newspapers. 2018-12-02. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  8. ^ Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo (2006). Atiku: the story of Atiku Abubakar. Africana Legacy Press.
  9. ^ “How a pastor I trusted defrauded me of N918 million”. 2017.
  10. ^ Josiah Emerole (2002). Amazing crusade: media portrait of the Titi Atiku Abubakar war against human trafficking. Vol. 1. s.n. (Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation).
  11. ^ “Hajiya Titi Abubakar: Working to restore human dignity”www.weekend.peoplesdailyng.com. People’s Daily. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

 

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