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Be Inspired! Atiku Abubakar built his first house at age 15


Former vice president and
presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, In his new book titled ‘My Life’, has revealed how he built a house for his
mum at age 15.  Read story below:

“I was granted a plot of land by the
Gongola State Government at Yola Government Reserved Area. I hired a foreman
and began building my first house. With close personal supervision, the bungalow
was completed on time and to my taste. I rented it out immediately.

The rent I collected in advance on
the house was substantial enough for me to purchase a second plot.  I
built my second house and rented it out. I continued to plow back the rent into
the building of new houses and within a few years, I had built eight houses in
choice areas of Yola. I also built a new house for my mother and rebuilt the
old mud house I bought for her in Ganye when I was a 15-year-old student.”
Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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