Obiageli Ezekwesili popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili is a Nigerian chartered accountant from Anambra state. She is married to Pastor Nedu Ezekwesili of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). She was a co-founder of Transparency International, serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. She served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. Since then, she served as the Vice-President of the World Bank's Africa division from May 2007 to May 2012, she was replaced by Makhtar Diop. Ezekwesili was a 2018 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in transparency in the extractive sector.
|Good governance is an important precondition for success of government but it is not sufficient. Economic growth is necessary.||Management & Managing Government|
|The elite interests must not crowd out the interests of the citizens.||Citizenship & Patriotism|
|This is not the time for knee jerk populist reactions to problems. These will only discourage foreign investment and make matters worse.||Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs|