By Samson Pwomyeragow

The Director General  of National Teachers Institute (NTI), Prof Garba Dahuwa Azare, has hailed the appointment of Hon Nwajiuba  as the  Minister of State for Education.

Professor Azare who spoke to Education Monitor on the reappointment of Adamu Adamu and Hon Nwajiuba said the new Minister of State is a very experienced and strategic politician who will be very useful in Supporting Adamu Adamu in his dogged determination to come up with policies that will transform the education sector.

The Director General said the combination of Adamu Adamu and Hon Nwajiuba whose youthful age and exposure will no doubt be assets not only to the minister but the ministry and all of us that are going to work with him as heads of agencies under the ministry.

The Director General said what the two ministers need to do to move the ministry forward at this critical time is understanding and readiness to work in synergy.

Commenting on Hon. Nwajiuba’s appointment, the Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board,  Professor Is-haq Oloyede described him as a goal getter who if Malam Adamu Adamu uses very well will help him in the difficult task of turning the ministry around and positioning it in line with the development agenda of the federal government.

Prof. Oloyede said the onerous task saddled on the two ministers to oversee affairs of the education ministry, which is one of the biggest and most important ministry anywhere in the world, was destined by the Almighty Allah who, we trust, will bless them with the good health, energy and wisdom to take the ministry to the next, much expected and enviable heights.

In his comment, the Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Professor Hamid Boboi, said even though the two ministers deserved to be congratulated, but what they need more from us and the entire stakeholders in the education sector is prayers, because of the enormous work and challenges in the ministry.

The Executive Secretary of National Commission of Colleges of Education (NCCE), Professor Bappa Aliyu Muhammadu concurred that “what the ministers need from us is 100% support and sincerity of purpose to genuinely help them make a difference in the all-important education sector.

The Acting Registrar of National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS), Professor Muhammad Shafi’u Abdullahi described the appointment of Hon. Nwachukwu Nwajiuba as a worthy and commendable one giving his experience and patriotic attributes, prayed to the Almighty Allah to take charge of their affairs as they settle down to add unparalleled and unprecedented values in the nation’s education sector.

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