The newly appointed Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman has assumed office following his swearing in by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Prof. Mamman resumed alongside the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu with a call on stakeholders to join hands in growing the education sector.
Speaking while welcoming the new ministers, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. David Andrew Adejo, who was joined by some heads of agencies including the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny S.T Echono, assured them of the support and cooperation of the ministry for effective delivery of services.
In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman stated that what the President and the entire citizenry expect from the ministry is effective service delivery, hence he solicited the support and cooperation of heads of agencies under the ministry, directors and other staff in achieving desired goals.
While expressing the commitment of the President towards tackling problems facing the education sector, he noted that the expectations were huge and called for everyone to be part of the rebuilding process.
Also speaking, Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, stated that it was time to surmount the challenges in the education sector, noting that working together as a team would help in overcoming challenges ahead.
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman had served as Vice-Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja.
He was also Director-General of the Nigerian Law School from 2005 to 2013 and member Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), amongst others.
He was conferred as Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2015.
On his part, the new Honourable Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu was until his appointment, a former member representing Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski Federal Constituency of Kebbi State in the House of Representatives.
He has also served as a member of the Board of Management, Federal Medical Centre Katsina, member Board of Management, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, among others.
He is an obstetrician & gynecologist by profession.