President Tinubu Appoints Walson Jack, See Details


President Bola Tinubu has appointed Didi Esther Walson Jack as the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, making her Nigeria’s first female to hold this esteemed position.

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A distinguished alumna of the Federal Government Girls’ College in Benin City and the Federal Government College in Ilorin, Kwara State, Mrs. Walson Jack is among the first graduates of Nigeria’s Unity Schools to ascend to such a significant role within the Ministry of Education.


Boasting a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Lagos and having been called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role.

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Married to , a former General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association and a prominent Civic Educator in Nigeria, the couple has raised two children who have followed in their parents’ footsteps and become lawyers.


With a track record of serving as Permanent Secretary in various government departments, including the Service Welfare Office of the Office of the Head Of Service of the Civil Service of the Federation, the , and the Federal Ministries of Power, Water Resources, and Sanitation, Walson Jack has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication.

Her outstanding performance in public service, especially since her appointment in 2017 by former President Muhammadu Buhari, speaks to her commitment to the betterment of Nigeria.


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In her new role, she is expected to utilize her vast expertise and unwavering dedication to enhance the quality and regulations of Nigeria’s education system, working closely with the country’s education ministers.

This historic appointment is hailed as a significant stride towards achieving gender equality in Nigerian politics and mirrors President Tinubu’s commitment to establishing an inclusive and proficient governance structure.




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