Jubilation at Education Ministry as Adamu takes over

Abuja – Members of staff of the Federal Ministry

of Education on Wednesday in Abuja trooped out

of their offices, cheered and waved as they

welcomed the new Minister of Education, Adamu


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that

Adamu was ushered into his office by Hajia

Hindatu Abdullahi, the Acting Permanent

Secretary of the ministry and other principal

members of staff.

President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed 36

ministers with their portfolios and named Adamu

as the Minister of Education, while Prof. Anthony

Anwuka, was named the Minister of State for


Anwuka, who arrived earlier at the ministry, was

also welcomed with cheers and warmth.

Abdullahi told newsmen that Buhari had directed

the ministers to officially resume duty on Nov.

17, adding that Adamu came just to see his



According to the Acting permanent secretary,

every staff of the ministry is ready to cooperate

with the new minister in order to move the

education sector forward.

“We are really happy; you can see the mood in the

ministry now; not only me but the staff and

management, everybody is happy.

“W are ready to sit down with the minister to

drive the agenda of Mr President with regards to


“When you look at the background of a minister

and he fits in; you will be happy.

“We will sit down and hit the ground running

because education is a social service that

requires driving it with passion, commitment and

technical know-how,’’ she said.

Adamu, who hails from Bauchi State, is a trained

accountant and a veteran journalist.