Tahir Mamman, Minister of Education, and Yusuf Sununu, Minister of State for Education, have officially taken office, calling for collaboration to strengthen the education sector.
They were greeted by David Adejo, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, as well as Directors and Heads of the ministry’s agencies and parastatals.
Mamman appealed for collaboration and assistance from heads of parastatals, directors, and members of staff in his speech in Abuja on Monday.
”Our President and the entire citizens expect us to deliver. For me, I work like a bricklayer. Everyday, he goes to the site, the foreman gives him blocks to lay.
”And at the end of the day, he wants to see a building come up and within six months the house is built. We have to have a measurable system.
” The expectation is huge and our president is committed fully in tackling these problems and i enjoin every one to be part of this,” he said
Also, the Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, who thanked God for the appointment, said the time is now to surmount the challenges in the sector.
Sununu said that working together as a formidable force would help to overcome the challenges.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, David Adejo while welcoming the ministers, pledged the staff loyalty and commitment to the delivery of their services.
Adejo called on the ministers to help deliver the service the education sector would want to deliver to the citizenry.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ministers were among the 45 ministers who earlier took their oath of office during their inauguration at the conference center of the state house in Abuja.
Mamman, before assumption of office, was the Vice Chancellor of Baze University.
He was born in 1954 and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Laws from Ahmadu Bello University in 1983.
He went to Nigerian Law School (NLS) in 1984, and earned his Masters from the University of Warwick.
He became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2015 and is recognised member of the Board of Benchers.
He also served as the Director-General of the Nigeria Law School from 2005 to 2013.