Adamu, Nwajiuba to head Nigeria’s education ministry


Immediate past Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has retained his position in that office. He is to be assisted by Emeka Nwajiuba, who is the Minister of State for Education.

The duo are among the 43 ministers sworn in and assigned portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 as members of the Federal Executive Council.

Mr Adamu hails from Katagum in Bauchi State, North East Nigeria. He is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Columbia University. Prior to his earlier ministerial appointment, he had practiced accounting and journalism.

Adamu is fluent in English, Arabic, Persian, Fulfulde, Hausa, and French.

Mr Nwajiuba is a native of Ehime-Mbano in Imo State, Southeast Nigeria. The lawyer is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and is still on his PhD at the University of Jos.

He was nominated for the ministerial post shortly after winning a seat in the House of Representatives. He is the current Chairman of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), an agency of the Federal Ministry of Education.

The ministers, who were screened and confirmed by the Senate in July, were sworn-in at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Below is the full list of the ministers and their portfolios:

  1. Dr Ikechukwu Ogah – Abia State – Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development
    2. Mohammed Musa Bello – Adamawa State – Minister of Federal Capital Territory
    3. Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom State – Minister of Niger Delta
    4. Chris Ngige – Anambra State – Minister Labour and Employment
    5. Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra State – Minister of State for Environment
    6. Adamu Adamu – Bauchi State – Minister of Education
    7. Ambassador Maryam Katagum – Bauchi State – Minister of State Industry, Trade and Investment
    8. Timipre Sylva – Bayelsa State – Minister of State for Petroleum
    9. George Akume – Benue State – Minister of Special Duties
    10. Mustapha Baba Shehuri – Borno State – Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development
    11. Goddy Jedy Agba – Cross River State – Minister of State for Power
    12. Festus Keyamo – Delta State – Minister of State for Niger Delta
    13. Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi State – Minister of Science and Technology
    14. Osagie Ehanire (Edo State – Minister of Health
    15. Clement Ike – Edo State) Minister of State for Budget and National Planning
    16. Richard Adeniyi Adebayo – Ekiti State – Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
    17. Geoffrey Onyeama – Enugu State – Minister of Foreign Affairs
    18. Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe State – Minister of Communication
    19. Emeka Nwajiuba – Imo State – Minister of State for Education
    20. Suleiman Adamu – Jigawa State – Minister of Water Resources
    21. Zainab Ahmed – Kaduna State – Minister of Finance
    22. Muhammad Mahmood – Kaduna State – Minister of Environment
    23. Sabo Nanono – Kano State – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
    24. Bashir Salihi Magashi – Kano State – Minister of Defence
    25. Hadi Sirika – Katsina State – Minister of Aviation
    26. Abubakar Malami – Kebbi State – Minister of Justice/Attorney General of the Federation
    27. Ramatu Tijjani – Kogi State – State FCT
    28. Lai Mohammed – Kwara State – Minister of Information and Culture
    29. Gbemisola Saraki – Kwara State – Minister of State for Transportation
    30. Babatunde Fashola – Lagos State – Minister of Works and Housing
    31. Adeleke Mamora – Lagos State – Minister of State for Health
    32. Mohammed H. Abdullahi – Nasarawa State – Minister of State Science and Technology
    33. Zubair Dada – Niger State – Minister of State Foreign Affairs
    34. Olamilekan Adegbite – Ogun State – Minister of Mines and Steel Development
    35. Tayo Alasoadura – Ondo State – Minister of State Labour
    36. Rauf Aregbesola – Osun State – Minister Interior
    37. Sunday Dare – Oyo State – Minister of Youth and Sports
    38. Paulen Talen – Plateau State – Minister of Women Affairs
    39. Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers State – Minister of Transportation
    40. Maigari Dingyadi – Sokoto State – Minister of Police Affairs
    41. Sale Mamman – Taraba State – Minister of Power
    42. Abubakar D. Aliyu – Yobe State – Minister of State Works and Housing
    43. Sadiya Umar Faruk – Zamfara State – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development
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