Ex-First Lady, Justice Fati Abubakar Honoured

History will forever be kind to her husband, General Abdusalam Abubakar RTD, after he successfully handed over power to civilian rule marking the end of military rule and transition to Civilian rule in 1999.

During Justice Fati Lami Abubakar’s reign as First Lady of Nigeria, the trained lawyer, founded the Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative in 1999, which focuses on upholding and fighting for women’s human rights.

Apart from being a firstlady of Nigeria from June 1998- May 1999, her resume is quite an intimidating one. The law graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, began her career in law as an inspector and senior counsel in Nigeria.
At a point in her blooming career, she was named the solicitor general of the Niger State Ministry of Justice in 1985 and a judge for the High Court in 1989.
In March 2013, The Chief Servant of Niger State Babangida Aliyu appointed her the Chief Judge of Niger State until she retired in retirement in April 2016.

Intrestingly, one of her daughters Dr. Amina Bello is the current first lady of Niger state married the the current Governor Mallam Abubakar Sani Bello.
For her continuous advocacy on human and child rights, prison decongestion, orphanage and general care of the vulnerable in the society among other achievements alongside her dedication in the service to Niger state, Nigeria and humanity as a whole the former Chief Judge of Niger State, was confered with the Sir Ahmadu Bello Honours Award by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation (SABMF) on its 6th Annual Lecture held at the Foundation Headquater in Kaduna on Monday the 20th of January 2020.

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