Wife of the late chief of army staff Ibrahim attahiru ‘s profile.

Mrs Fati Attahiru is

a development practitioner with over 20 years of

experience designing and building solutions that have transformed the

lives of individuals and institutions.

She stands at the forefront of change and is currently the National

President of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association, (NAOWA.). A

philanthropic, non-governmental organization with the objectives of

assisting the poor and the needy and raising the standard of living in

Nigerian Army barracks.

As Divisional Chairperson of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives

Association 82 Division Nigerian Army, Mrs Attahiru established a fully-

fledged Solar-powered ICT center for youths in the barracks; launched and

set up the Barrack Investment Initiative Programme (BIIP) for six

cooperatives, which has helped women engage in small-scale businesses.

She initiated and implemented the Support Orphans and Widows (SOW)

project, which provided revolving interest-free loans for small businesses

and scholarships for orphans of army personnel amongst others.

In her previous role where she served as the Operations and Coordination

Specialist at UNDP, she provided strategic programmatic and operational

oversight for the UNDP North East program in Nigeria. She was

instrumental in jointly organizing a high-level AU-LCBC Ministerial

conference with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, managing

responsible party agreements, drafting donor progress reports amongst


Often described as a passionate leader with a deep interest in economic


Mrs Attahiru has championed many innovative paths while

on the job.

She built a reputation for developing business strategies and

embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, which

made her highly successful in prior roles held at the United Nations

Development Program (UNDP), British High Commission Nigeria, EDF

Energy Limited UK, HSBC Bank Limited UK and more.

She is a recipient of the Commonwealth Chevening Scholarship and

holds a masters degree in Development Studies with specialization in Power, Participation and Social Change from the Institute of Development

Studies, University of Sussex; an MSc in Information Technology, from

Cranfield University, UK, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business

Economics from the University of Leicester.

She is passionate about empowering others and her life’s work is

dedicated to consistently designing solutions that affect lives while

actively contributing to nation-building.

Mrs Attahiru is an avid reader who also enjoys traveling and seeing the

world. She is married to Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru the current

Chief of Army Staff, and has three lovely children.


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