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.