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Nigeria Ministers and their Educational Background, 60% will shock you - Naijanewspapers



Naija newspapers brought to you the educational background for  some of Nigeria current ministers.

The Cabinet/Minister of Nigeria is the Executive Branch of the Government of Nigeria. The Cabinet members are appointed by the President and report to the President. The Cabinet currently oversees 24 Federal Ministries, each responsible for some aspect of providing government services, as well as a number of parastatals (government-owned corporations).

1. Minister of Justice Attorney General
 Abubakar Malami was born on April 17, 1967 in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria. His early formal education began at Nassarawa Primary School, Birnin Kebbi before he completed his secondary school education at College of Arts and Arabic Studies. In 1991, he graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University where he studied Law and was called to the bar in 1992. 

2. Minister of Finance
Kemi Adeosun was born in 1967 in London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents from Ogun State. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales in 1994.


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3. Minister of Education
Adamu Adamu  was born in Katagum, Bauchi State. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University where he obtained Bachelors degree in Accounting. He also obtained masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University's School of Journalism [1] Adamu is polyglot, being fluent in Arabic, Persian, Fulfulde Hausa, and French

4. Minister of Budget and National Planning
Udoma Udo Udoma  attended Corona School, Ikoyi, Lagos from 1962–64 and Nakasoro Primary School, Kampala, Uganda from 1964-65. He attended King's College, Lagos for his secondary education from 1966 to 1972 and after his A levels proceeded to Oxford University, England where he obtained a B.A. (Law) degree in 1976 and a B.C.L. degree in jurisprudence in 1977. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978, after obtaining a B.L. degree at the Nigerian Law School.

5. Minister of Transportation
Rotimi Amaechi  received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in English Studies and Literature from the University of Port Harcourt in 1987, where he was the President of the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS). He completed the mandatory National Youth Service corps in 1988. He thereafter joined the Services of Pamo Clinics and Hospitals Limited owned by Peter Odili, the former Governor of Rivers State where he worked until 1992.

6. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

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Audu Innocent Ogbeh was born on July 28, 1947, in Benue State, of Idoma background. He attended King's College, Lagos (1967 - 1968), then studied at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1969 - 1972) and the University of Toulouse, France (1973 - 1974). He lectured at the Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1972 - 1976) and headed the Department of Humanities, Murtala College of Arts, Science and Technology (1977 - 1979).

7. Minister of Information 
Lai Mohammed He was born into the family of Alhaji Mohammed Adekeye in 1952. He earned a bachelor's degree in French from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1975 and Law degrees from the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School in 1986  and Alhaji Lai Mohammed as a Lawyer co-founded the legal firm of Edu & Mohammed as a Senior Partner in 1989.

8. Minister for Communication
Adebayo Shittu gained admission into University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun south west, Nigeria in the year 1974. At the end of 1978, he had obtained his first degree in Law from the same university.He ventured into politics at the age of 26yrs.In 1979,he became member of old Oyo House of Assembly.

9. Minister of State for Petroleum
Ibe Kachikwu is a distinction graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Nigerian Law School. He bagged a first class degree in Law and was the best graduate and multiple awards winner from both Institutions. He thereafter obtained a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Law from Harvard University, with distinctions.

10. Minister of Women Affairs
Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan is a fulani. A lawyer by training, Aisha Jummai became the first female to be appointed Taraba State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice. The first woman to be appointed as Secretary FCT judicial council and later appointed the Chief Registrar of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on 17 December 2003. After she retired from service she went into business.

SOURCE: Private research and Wikipedia