The Minister of Education in Nigeria, Adamu Adamu, is currently in a hospital in Berlin, Germany, treating an undisclosed ailment, according to SaharaReporters.
According to SR, 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, I heard 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.