5 Interesting Facts About Mr. Chukuemeka Nwajiuba

Here Are Some Facts About Nigeria’s Current Minister Of State For Education

5 Interesting Facts About Mr. Chukuemeka Nwajiuba

Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba is the current Minister of state for education in Nigeria, he was appointed to the post in 2019 after being nominated by President Muhammad Buhari.

The responsibilities of his office are similar to that of the Federal Ministry of Education, they liaise with the local community on matters pertaining to education, they build infrastructure for learning, they partake in the management of primary and secondary schools, they create policies, and are responsible for many tertiary institutions in Nigeria.


Very little is known about the man Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba before he assumed office as the Minister of State for Education, but today, we are going to reveal some 6 interesting facts about the Minister of state for education in 2020.

Here we go.

1. He was born in Imo State

Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba was born on 20 August 1967 in Imo state. In a place called Umuezuela Nsi in Ehime Mbano local government area. Ehime Mbano is one of the largest local government areas in Imo state, with a population of about two hundred thousand people in 2015.

The local government area has 29 autonomous communities and is mainly known for its festivities, each season that comes has an occasion worth celebrating. Some of the festivals include a fishing festival and the New Yam festival (Iri ji).

Mr Emeka Nwajiuba was born in this community and went on to study at top Nigerian universities, and to become an unrivalled politician in Nigeria. He is married with five children.

2. He was a lawyer

Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba studied law at the university, he started out his career as a managing partner at a law firm called Ayodeji C. Emeka Ibrahim & Co in 1991.

It was from Imo State University that he got his first degree in law, bachelor of law (LLB), then went to the University of Lagos to acquire his Master of Law (LLM) degree, and further down the road, he acquired a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in law at the University of Jos.

After his education, he was called to bar in 1989.

3. Served as Chairman TetFund Board of Trustees For 13 months

Before Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba was appointed as the Minister of state for education for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he served as the Chairman of TetFund Board of Trustees, for a period of about one year.

TetFund’s main aim is to build infrastructure for institutions of higher learning such as universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education. They are funded by a tax act initiated by the Federal Government and have been managing and disbursing the funds collected from the tax act since its inception to tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

They want to combat the deteriorating infrastructures of the tertiary institutions and help increase the quality of higher education. Many still reminisce over the days when he was still chairman of the board.

4. He was one of the founding members of APC

The current ruling political party came to be thanks to efforts by major players in Nigerian politics, they were from all corners of Nigeria regardless of tribe or ethnicity and they united as a front to create the All Progressives Party (APC). Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba was one of those founding members, you could say he had a hand in making the president of Nigeria become who he is today.

This wasn’t the first time Mr. Emeka played a major role in Nigerian politics, he has served as a member house of representatives and once contested for governorship in his ancestral home of Imo state. At one point, he was rated the best legislator in Nigeria by a United Nations Democracy Study.

The United Nations is an international organisation that has up to 193 member states or countries. They keep a close watch on the activities of leaders to ensure that the citizens of a country are afforded justice and peace, to be recognized by the UN was a phenomenal achievement.


5. He was instrumental in containing the Covid-19 pandemic for school students

The Minister of State for Education appears on TV almost every day, in the briefings of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, his office and that of the Minister of Education worked in sync and created measures for students to return safely to school, they put policies in place to make sure the schools adhere to the safety measures. All the information was mostly relayed through the briefings of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19. Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba was in effect, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Education in the briefings.

His contributions as the minister of state for education was instrumental in the fight against the coronavirus, and after a long and arduous 6 months, school resumption is finally on the way, thanks in part, to Mr. Chukwuemeka’s tenacity on the issue.


Now you know a little more about the Minister of State for Education in Nigeria, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba. The astute politician and great lawmaker have made his mark in Nigeria and its growth, we only hope for more from him in the coming future.


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Posted On: 29 December, 2020