The Minister of State for Education Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba early this morning stunned the cheering crowd of staff, students, and other dignitaries of the Federal Govt college Sokoto when he rejected the request to name an elegant lecture theatre after him, explaining that it was against his principles to accept such honour while in office.
The Minister made this known while commissioning the elegant and State of the art lecture theatre at the Federal Govt college Sokoto, which had a beautiful inscription: “Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba lecture theatre.” The Minister ordered the inscription to be removed. All efforts by the school management to persuade the Minister to accept the offer fell on deaf ears. The Principal of the college, Alh. Ibrahim Uba explained that the offer was not an award but a historic recognition of what the Minister has done to the school.
All of these did not persuade the Minister, who, like his Boss, Adamu Adamu outrightly turned down the offer. Education Minister Adamu Adamu had, in the past, refused to have projects named after him.
In turning down the offer, Hon Nwajiuba said, as a matter of principle, I cannot accept any such honour while still in public office. If you decide to do that after I might have left office, then I will be available, the Minister reiterated.