The newly appointed Minister of Education, Alhaji Tahir Mamman, and the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu have assumed office with the promise to hit the ground running.
They made the pledge on Monday, August 21, 2023, at a reception ceremony organised by the Ministry and its Parastatals in Abuja.
Mamman, in his speech, called for collaboration and support from Heads of Parastatals, directors, and members of staff to move the ministry forward.
”Our President and the entire citizens expect us to deliver. For me, I work like a bricklayer. Everyday, he goes to site, the foreman gives him blocks to lay.
”At the end of the day, he wants to see that the building come up and, within six months, the house is built. We have to have measurable systems.
”The expectation is huge and our president is committed fully towards tackling these problems; I enjoin everyone to be part of this,” he said.
Also, the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu, who thanked God for the appointment, said now was the time to surmount the sector’s challenges.
Sununu said that working together as a formidable force would help to overcome the challenges.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, David Adejo while welcoming the ministers, pledged the staff loyalty and commitment to the delivery of services.
Adejo called on the ministers to help deliver the service the education sector would want to deliver to the citizenry.
Mamman, before assumption of office, was the Vice Chancellor of Baze University.
He was born in 1954 and possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Law 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 recognized member of the Board of Benchers.
He also served as the Director-General of the Nigeria Law School from 2005 to 2013.