President Bola Tinubu has designated Mrs. Didi Esther Walson-Jack as the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education.
An alumna of the Federal Government Girls’ College in Benin City and the Federal Government College in Ilorin, she stands among the first individuals educated at Nigeria’s Unity Schools to attain 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.
Married to Hon. Nimi Walson-Jack, a former General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association and Nigeria’s leading Civic Educator, Mrs. Walson-Jack was initially appointed as a Permanent Secretary in 2017 by then-President Buhari. She has served in various capacities, including 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 role, Mrs. Walson-Jack is expected to leverage her extensive experience and commitment to excellence. She will work closely with the country’s education ministers to enhance the standards and policies of Nigeria’s education system, aligning with President Tinubu’s education agenda.
Oraye St. Franklyn, a Canada-based leadership communications specialist, commended the Tinubu administration for its dedication to excellence and competence in governance. He noted, “This appointment signifies a transformative shift in the Nigerian government, ushering in a new era of diversity, inclusion, and administrative brilliance in the nation’s education sector, underpinned by Mrs. Walson-Jack’s remarkable track record