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Akinwumi Adesina congratulates Atiku for obtaining master’s degree in UK university

Ayodele Oluwafemi

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has congratulated Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-President for obtaining a master’s degree at the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The former vice-president obtained a master’s degree in international relations.

The AfDB president sent his congratulatory message via a tweet on Saturday.

Adesina said the investment and devotion to higher education of the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is “inspiring”.


“I congratulate H.E. Atiku Abubakar @atiku former Vice President of Nigeria on passing 2 days ago his Masters in International Relations degree program at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK,” Adesina said.

“Your investments in & devotion to higher education are inspiring. Well done Sir!”


In July, Adesina said the former vice-president contributed immensely to his emergence as head of the continental finance institution.

This accomplishment will add to Abubakar’s educational curriculum vitae.

In 1967, the former vice-president obtained a diploma from the School of Hygiene, Kano. He later obtained a law diploma at the Ahmadu Bello University with a regional scholarship in 1969.

After obtaining the law diploma, he was absorbed into the Nigerian Customs Service.

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