Mallam Adamu Adamu CON[1] (born 25 May 1954) is a Nigerian accountant, journalist and politician who served as the minister of Education from 2015 to 2023.[2][3][4][5]

Adamu Adamu
Minister of Education
In office
11 November 2015 – 29 May 2023
PresidentMuhammadu Buhari
Preceded byIbrahim Shekarau
Succeeded byTahir Mamman
Personal details
Born (1954-05-25) 25 May 1954 (age 69)
Azare, Northern Region,
British Nigeria
(now Azare, Katagum, Bauchi State, Nigeria)
Political partyAll Progressives Congress
Alma materAhmadu Bello University
Columbia University
  • Politician
  • accountant
  • journalist

Early life and education edit

Adamu was born on 25 May 1954, in Azare.[6] He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. He later received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University's School of Journalism.[7][8] He is a polyglot and speaks Hausa, English, Persian, Arabic and French.[7] He is from Bauchi state of Nigeria.[9]

Career edit

After graduating, Adamu worked briefly as an accountant in Bauchi State before later venturing into journalism. He began his journalistic career as a public analyst and writer on a variety of different themes and subjects; and he later got his first job with the New Nigerian Newspapers as Special Correspondent and member of the editorial board of the New Nigerian group of newspapers in 1984.[10] He rose to become Deputy Editor of the New Nigerian newspaper and chairman of the group Editorial Board.[11] Adamu was also a back-page columnist [Friday Column] for Media Trust's titles and has contributed to many news outlets including Canada-based Crescent International.[12] Adamu also served as a Special Assistant to General Muhammadu Buhari, then chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF. Before his appointment as minister, in 2015, he was the secretary and member of Muhammadu Buhari's APC Presidential Transition Committee.[13]

Minister of Education edit

Adamu was first appointed Minister of Education by President Muhammadu Buhari on 11 November 2015,[14] along with 35 others, when the president Mohammed Buhari made his first major appointments.[15] He was reappointed on 21 August 2019 after President Buhari was re-elected for second term.[16]

Award edit

In October 2022, a Nigerian national honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) was conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.[17]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "FULL LIST: Okonjo-Iweala, Abba Kyari... FG nominates 437 persons for national honours". TheCable. 2 October 2022. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Jubilation at Education Ministry as Adamu takes over". Daily Post. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ "ASUU: FG sets up visitation panels, whitepaper committees". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  4. ^ "FG will continue to invest big in education, says Minister". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 13 March 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  5. ^ "What changed Mallam Adamu Adamu's position on Asuu - was it office? The Nation Newspaper". 20 March 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Profile of Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu". Vanguard News. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Executives-Ministry of Education". Federal Government of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  8. ^ "FOR THE RECORD: Official citations of Buhari's ministers, SGF - Premium Times Nigeria". 21 August 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Biography of Adamu Adamu". Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Profile of Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu". Vanguard News. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Why Adamu Adamu's appointment as education minister is "well-deserved"". Daily Trust. Archived from the original on 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Adamu Adamu | Crescent International | Monthly News Magazine from ICIT". Crescent International. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Profile of Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu". Vanguard News. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Who they are: Profiles of Buhari's ministers". Vanguard News. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Full list of Buhari's Ministers". Vanguard Newspapers. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  16. ^ "JUST IN: Full List: Buhari assigns portfolios to new Ministers". Oak TV Newstrack. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  17. ^ "FULL LIST: 2022 National Honours Award Recipients The Nation Newspaper". 9 October 2022. Retrieved 31 October 2022.