April 13, 2021

Oby Ezekwesili: The woman who shaped the course of Nigerian history

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Strong human rights campaigner and resilient fighter against corruption in Nigeria, Obiageli Ezekwesili, popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili, speaks about integrity and the importance of girl’s education.

Obiageli-Ezekwesili-Auntie-Oby-RocksWhen 26 boys were brutally murdered by Islamic militants in Borno State, Oby Ezekwesili experienced one of the worst days of her life. With her cries for justice falling on deaf ears, Ezekwesili was forced to move on with a heavy heart.

In just a few months, 276 girls were kidnapped by the same group and this time, Ezekwesili vowed to never stop the fight, against every odd until every single girl was returned to their parents.

On this first episode of Against the Odds with Peace Hyde Oby Ezekwesili shares her inspirational nerve-breaking story.

Oby Ezekwesili 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.

Courtesy of APO

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