Mallam Adamu Adamu Biography: Facts You Need To Know About Nigeria’s Minister of Education

March 01, 2022

Mallam Adamu Adamu

Adamu Adamu is a Nigerian journalist and accountant. He is currently serving as Nigeria's Minister of Education.

He was first appointed Minister of Education on the 11th of November, 2015 following President Muhammadu Buhari's victory at the polls and he has been serving since then, having been reappointed to the same position in August 2021.
We'd be seeing Adamu Adamu's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, education, political career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and more.

Adamu Adamu Profile

Before we proceed, let's take a look at Adamu Adamu's profile and a few facts you'd love to know about him:
Full names: Mallam Adamu Adamu
Date of birth: 25th May 1954
Age: 68 years (2022)
Marital status: Married 
Children: Barrister Fatima Adamu
Nationality: Nigerian
Residence: Abuja, Nigeria
Occupation: Journalist, accountant
Net worth

Adamu Adamu Biography and Educational Background

Adamu Adamu was born on the 25th of May, 1954 in Azare, Northern Region, British Nigeria
(located in the present-day Bauchi State).

He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. He also holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University's School of Journalism.


Upon graduation from the higher institution, Adamu worked briefly in Bauchi State as an accountant before later venturing into journalism. He began his journalistic career as a writer and public analyst on a variety of different themes and subjects, and he later got his first job with the New Nigerian Newspapers as a Special Correspondent and member of the editorial board of the New Nigerian group of newspapers in 1984. He rose to become Deputy Editor of the New Nigerian newspaper and chairman of the group Editorial Board.

Adamu served as a Special Assistant to General Muhammadu Buhari, then chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF. Prior to his his appointment as the Minister of Education in 2015, he was the secretary and member of Muhammadu Buhari's APC Presidential Transition Committee.

Personal Life

Mallam Adamu Adamu is happily married with children. his daughter, Barrister Fatima (Zara) Adamu got married in January 2022. The wedding event was graced by a delegation of ministers and personal aides led by the minister of communications and digital economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.

Adamu is a polyglot and speaks English, French, Hausa, Arabic and Persian.

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