Biography on Adamu Adamu

Adamu Adamu is a Nigerian politician, journalist and accountant. He was born in Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State on 25 May 1956. Adamu Adamu is the Minister for Education under President Buhari.

Educational background

Adamu Adamu obtained a degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from the Columbia University's School of Journalism. Interestingly, Adamu is polyglot. He is fluent in Hausa, Arabic, Persian, French and Fulfulde.

Professional career

After graduation from school Adamu Adamu was employed by CCP as an accountant. He later moved to the CNL in Bauchi State as an accountant. Adamu joined government civil service working as an accountant in a local government.

Adamu’s quest for new challenge and exploration prompted him to become a journalist. Adamu worked as a writer and public analyst on various Nigerian newspapers. He became a popular commentator on the activities of Bauchi state and Nigeria.

In 1984, Adamu took up a job as a columnist for Daily Trust. Adamu gained popularity working as a columnist for Daily Trust.

Adamu Adamu was as a Personal Assistant to first National chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Soloman Lar.

In 2007, Adamu Adamu became active in politics supporting President Buhari in his 2007 presidential ambition under the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). He was one of entourage of Buhari during his visit to Bauchi State

He supported Buhari in his 2011 ambition under Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

After Buhari emerged as President in the 2015 gubernatorial election, Adamu Adamu was appointed Minister for Education in November 2015.

In 2019, he was re appointed to the same position after Buhari won his re election bid.


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