Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwessili today revealed that she came to Nigeria from Harvard University to reform and revive the nation’s economy.
Speaking at the official launch of the Lagos Chapter of Red Card Movement Nigeria, Ezekwesili also urged Nigerians to utilize their office of the citizens to demand for good governance.
Ezekwesili, who is also a Co-Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, boasted of her huge contributions while in government and how she was able to reform the economy and education Sectors.
Condemning the present administration, the former minister insisted that she’s tired of bad governance, which has characterized the two major political parties in the country.
“I encouraged good governance and I’m right to say I’m tired of Bad governance, It was while I was in government that I created bureau of public procurement, NEITI, Mining Cadastral, it’s their right to insult me but I know I did well.”
Further speaking of her exploit and contribution while serving as minister, she said, “I was part of those who formed NEITI. I did the data that was generated in Nigeria. We became like other countries that are doing well and private investors were interested in Nigeria.”
“I have been fighting against poor governance for long, I was involved in the fight against military and led concerned professionals that were advocating for good governance in this country even against the military dictator, Abacha,” she added.
Ezekwesili urged Nigerians to stop recycling politicians by ensuring they vote right in the coming elections.
“It is not the acronym that matters, it’s the same people that are moving from one party to another. Let us give Red card to bad governance and bad leadership in the country.”
She further advised Lagosians to dethrone bad leadership by supporting candidates that are competent.