The presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar is perceived to be a very rich man.

But he might not be as rich as you think.

This is because Atiku has said he earns as his personal income, about 20 million naira every year.

This would shock many people. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN the revelation was contained in the credentials that Atiku filed with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The PDP candidate, who prides himself as a businessman and job creator said he earned only 60.2 million naira in three years and paid only 10.8 million naira in taxes between 2015 and 2017.

Some reports have estimated Atiku’s wealth at about $1.4 billion.

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In 2014, Atiku boasted that he was the greatest employer of labour in Nigeria, with about 50,000 Nigerians on his payroll.

“As an individual, I believe my record in employing young Nigerians is unrivalled by any single private investor in Nigeria,” the former vice president had said.

He has investments in media, shipping, education, and other sectors. One of the companies, where he has substantial interest is Intels, a shipping logistics company.

He is also the founder of American University in Yola and has a chain of schools under ABTI brand.

He owns Prodeco, a property development company and Prodeco International, operating in Oil & Gas Free Zones.

Prodeco, founded in 1996, engages in building, marine, and infrastructural construction in the oil and gas industry.

He also has interest in agriculture, with Atiku Abubakar Farms.

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