Meet Atiku Abubakar’s Wife: Amina Titi Atiku-Abubakar, Amina Titi Atiku-Abubakar, is the wife of former vice president of Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, is a women and child rights advocate.
She is 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 Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP)
Titi Amina Atiku Abubakar was born into a Christian home to Albert family from Ilesa, Osun state. Her primary and secondary education was at a missionary school, owned by Roman Catholic. She later got married to a Atiku Abubakar, before attending Kaduna Polytechnic.
She has lectured at kaduna State Polytechnic
While in Rome to further her education between 1986 – 1987, she saw many Nigeria girls on the street. After making inquiry, she realized that most of the girls prostitute for their madams, who often do not pay them.
She also found out that were deceived with promises to work in Italy, and this prompted her to pledged to do something about the incidence anything she is in a position. In 1999, when her husband, Atiku Abubakar became the Vice President, she seized the opportunity to start 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 (National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons) that will be responsible for fighting trafficking in persons in Nigeria. She started welcoming girls and rehabilitating girls repatriated from different countries
She has received 2010 D’linga Award and Annual Nigerian Women’s Award.