President Bola Tinubu has appointed Didi Esther Walson-Jack as the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education.
Walson-Jack, an esteemed alumna of the Federal Government Girls’ College in Benin City and the Federal Government College in Ilorin, is among the first individuals educated at Nigeria’s Unity Schools to achieve this high-ranking position within the Ministry of Education.
Walson-Jack holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987.
First appointed as a Permanent Secretary in 2017 by then-President Buhari, Walson-Jack has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment in various capacities, including her roles as Permanent Secretary in the Service Welfare Office of the Office of the Head Of Service of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and the Federal Ministries of Power, Water Resources, and Sanitation.
In her new capacity, Walson-Jack is expected to leverage her extensive experience and dedication to excellence in working with the country’s education ministers to elevate the standards and policies of Nigeria’s education system and deliver on President Tinubu’s education agenda.
Her appointment is viewed as a crucial stride toward achieving gender balance in the realm of Nigerian politics and exemplifies President Tinubu’s commitment to fostering a governance structure that is both inclusive and competent.
Commenting on this historic appointment, Oraye St. Franklyn, a Canada-based leadership communications specialist, praised the Tinubu administration for its commitment to excellence and competence in governance.