Obiageli Ezekwesili Quotes

Good governance is an important precondition for success of government but it is not sufficient. Economic growth is necessary.




Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President of the World Bank, Minister of Education and Minister of Mining of Nigeria, Co-Founder of Transparency International, World Debate, BBC, June 21, 2008

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Obiageli Ezekwesili
Obiageli Ezekwesili
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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.

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