The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu is currently in a hospital in Berlin, Germany, treating an undisclosed ailment, this doesnt seem to be in the favour of Nigeria educational sector because he has a great role to play on the current issues facing the Nationwide easing of lockdown on education sector.
Findings revealed that the latest trip was the third time Adamu would be flown to Germany within this period of Coronavirus outbreak for medical attention.
The minister is said to be having kidney problem and undergoing a procedure but it was not totally clear at the time of this report what particular ailment he was being treated for in the European country.
In the absence of Adamu, who is expected back in the country soon, a lot of key issues in the education sector had stalled.
His absence is said to have slowed down critical strategy in the reopening of schools and also escalated the recent crisis that rocked the University of Lagos where the Vice Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, and Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin, were removed to allow for a thorough investigation into misappropriation of the institution’s funds.
“It is the third time that the minister has been flown to Germany on suspected health grounds within this Coronavirus pandemic period.
“On one of those occasions, it was reported that he used a private jet belonging to a former Pro-Chancellor of a federal university in the country.
“The minister is currently in a hospital in Berlin, Germany, undergoing a procedure, but they are hiding the information especially the purpose of his frequent trip there in recent times.
“His absence has affected a lot of things in the education sector. He has not been able to attend to all the key issue on the ground especially as discussions on the full reopening of schools gathers pace,” a government source said.
Adamu is one of the closest ministers to President Muhammadu Buhari and in fact said to be a member of his inner caucus.
Though, he was designated as father of the day during last Friday’s wedding of President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, he was absent at the occasion, pointing to the fact that he may not have returned back to the country from medical treatment in the UK.