President Muhammadu Buhari appoints a new minister to oversee the affairs of the country’s education sector.
Muhammadu Buhari, while inaugurating his new cabinet, announced Mallam Adamu Adamu as the Minster of Education and Prof. Anthony Anwuka as Minister of State for Education.
Mallam Adamu, who hails from Bauchi state graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, where he studied Accountancy. He is a renowned writer and public analyst.
Mallam Adamu has been regularly referred to as a public commentator with a distinct style. He has been lauded for being fearless, educated and bold enough to express his views and opinions both locally and internationally.
He was a Personal Assistant to the late Solomon Lar, who was the pioneer National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Plateau state, on the platform of the Nigerian People’s Party (NPP) during the Nigerian Second Republic.
He has been an ardent follower of President Buhari for many years and it is for this reason many see Adamu as anti-PDP.
He was part of those who accompanied the Rtd General Buhari to Bauchi State during the 2007 elections to sell the candidacy of Governor Isa Yuguda as the then ANPP gubernatorial candidate.