LAGOS, (CAJ News) – FORMER cabinet minister and #BringBackOurGirls campaign advocate, Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili, is humbled and inspired by the honorary degree the University of Essex, England has conferred her.
She has been honoured for promoting transparency and accountability in government.
“This is a humbling experience,” said Ezekwesili.
“I consider this so inspiring of the work that have done so far in my career and the University of Essex being one of the top universities in the world, values match those of the university and my father inspired me to be diligent and continue to learn till I reach my goal in life.”
Professor Neil Kellard, Head of the Finance Group at Essex Business School, paid tribute to Ezekwesili for “pushing political and ideological boundaries for education and equality.”
He lauded her for “challenging corruption and encouraging transparency.”
Ezekwesili is formerly the Minister of Minerals and Minister of Education.
She is a past Vice-President of the World Bank and is currently a Senior Economic Advisor with the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI).
– CAJ News