Check out 9 things you never knew about the Accountant turned Journalist:
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
Adamu is polyglot, being fluent in Arabic, Persian, Fulfulde, Hausa and French.
Adamu Adamu got hired as an accountant at CCP immediately after graduation and then continued to work at the CNL in Bauchi State, before joining the local government in the same position.
However, after deciding that he needs another challenge, he thereafter proceeded to Columbia University’s School of Journalism where he obtained a master’s degree in Journalism.
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.
For a couple of years, the Minister of Education served as a Personal Assistant to late Chief Soloman Lar, one of the original supporters of the PDP and its first national chairman.
He has been a loyal follower of President Muhammadu Buhari for years before the latter was elected the President of Nigeria.
He was first appointed Minister of Education by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 2015 and now has been redeployed back to the Ministry.
Also, why do you think he was able to retain his portfolio in this ‘next level’ cabinet? Feel free to comment.