The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba have assumed duties.
The Ministers who both arrived at about 2:45pm on Wednesday after their swearing in ceremony at the Presidential villa were welcomed by excited staff of the Ministry of education.
Addressing Directors of the Ministry, The Education Minister, Adamu Adamu applauded the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sonny Echono and the Directors for their support given to him during his first three an half years in office.
He mentioned that both him and the former Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah had laboured for the Ministerial strategic plan to the point of implementation before their tenure ended.
According to him, “we have labour over the time on the strategic plan for the education and only to the point of implementation then we had to leave,then I had the opportunity to remind President Muhammadu Buhari that the nation is expecting so much from him”
“When we were sent here the first tenure, it took me one and half year to understand the ministry, it also took me as a surprised when I was re-assigned to the ministry of education ,i had thought of I would be sent to another ministry where I would have to learn all over again , and I know that I was coming back to a family , you all are my teachers and hopefully we will work well together again”
“The reality is that the confidence is reposed in the Permanent Secretary , when I came here I had to get the idea of what education is and I could only see what is happening here after a year and half”.
Adamu hinted that the Minister of State abandoned his Doctorate degree programme to serve in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari , he added that his appointment as the Minister of state will be helpful .
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba was the Chairman Board of the Tertiary Education trust friend until his appointment as the Minister of state for Education.
Nwajuiba said he is at home at the Ministry of Education.
” I am comfortable that I do not have to go to another ministry but here with my senior brother at the Ministry of education I can be tutored and we’ll directed”.Nwajuiba said .
The Ministers of Education however said they have met with the members of the staff of the ministry and they will assume office fully on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono presented the handover notes to the re-appointed Adamu Adamu and the newly appointed Emeka Nwajuiba.