Adamu Adamu is a Nigerian accountant, writer, former journalist and the current Minister of Education. He was appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 2015, along with 35 others, when the president made his first major appointments. Before his appointment, Adamu wrote backpage column for Media Trust ‘s titles and often syndicated by many news outlets including London-based Crescent International .
Adamu was born on 25 May 1956 in Katagum, Bauchi State.
He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University where he obtained bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He also obtained master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s School of Journalism Adamu is polyglot , being fluent in Arabic, Persian, Fulfulde , Hausa , and French.
Upon receiving his university degree, Adamu Adamu was hired as an accountant at CCP, and then continued to work at the CNL in Bauchi State, before joining the local government in the same position.
Feeling that he needed a new challenge, Mallam Adamu decided to begin a career as a writer and a public analyst. He took his first newspaper editor job in 1984 but made a name for himself as a columnist for Daily Trust. During those years, he became known as an active commentator on the events that transpired in Nigeria.
Native to Bauchi State, Adamu Adamu demonstrated an educated and brave approach, publicly expressing his opinions, and criticizing the rule of Adamu Mu’azy. However, the current Minister of Education didn’t limit himself to one State.
He also published several articles covering troubling issues that had taken place all around Nigeria.
For a couple of years, the Minister of Education served as a Personal Assistant to Soloman Lar, one of the original supporters of the PDP and its first National chairman.
The Minister of Education had been a loyal follower of Buhari for years before the latter was elected the President of Nigeria. Adamu Adamu was one of the men that accompanied Buhari to Bauchi State in 2007 to promote the candidacy of Isa Yuguda, a representative of the ANPP. Adamu’s consistent support of the current President of Nigeria led him to being marked as anti-PDP.
Prior to his appointment as the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has worked as the Secretary of Muhammadu Buhari’s Transition Committee. As a result, his years of loyal service were rewarded with one of the most important positions in the government of Nigeria.
He was appointed Minister for Education and assumed office in November 2015.