Meet Mrs Fati I Attahiru, The Wife Of The Late Army Chief


Mrs Fati Attahiru is a virtuous woman who has over 20 years experience in development practice. She received a bachelor's degree in business economics from the University of Leicester, UK and a master's degree in information technology from CranfieldUniversity, UK. Mrs Fati I Attahiru also had another master's degree in development studies from the University of Sussex, where she specializes in power, participation and social change.

Mrs Fati I Attahiru served as chairperson, Nigerian Army Officers' Wives Association (NAOWA), while at the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army. During her stay at the 82 Division, Mrs Fati I Attahiru established a fully-fledged solar-powered ICT center for the barrack's youth for skills acquisitions. An initiative also came up during her time which is called Barrack Investment Initiative Program (BIIP). She assumed office as National President, Nigerian Army Officers' Wives Association (NAOWA) after her husband was appointed as the Chief Of Army Staff. She assumed office on the 3rd February 2021, where she succeeded the past National President of the Association, Mrs Umma-Kulsum Tukur Buratai.

Recently, Mrs Fati I Attahiru lost her husband, who is the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash that occurred on Friday evening, 21st May 2021 in Kaduna. The late Army Chief lost his life alongside other top military officers and personnel on board. May their soul rest in peace.