Quotes by: Obiageli Ezekwesili

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Obiageli Ezekwesili
Federal Minister of Solid Minerals, Nigeria
In office
June 2005 – June 2006
Preceded by Odion Ugbesia
Federal Minister of Education, Nigeria
In office
June 2006 – April 2007
Preceded by Chinwe Obaji
Succeeded by Abba Sayyadi Ruma
Personal details
Born April 28, 1963
Profession Chartered accountant, economic policy

Do our children now have to choose between getting an education and dying? Some of us cannot move on and accept that kind of society.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
In terms of competitiveness of new global environment, Kenya will have absolutely no choice but to tackle the most important constraint to its development: it has been corruption.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
China, frankly, can be an opportunity for Africa based on the huge infrastructure deficit on the continent, but what needs to happen is that governments and citizens have to build internal ownership of the need of good governance, transparency, accountability, for respect for the environment.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
How can the cost of education be the cost of life? It is unacceptable; it is reprehensible that we have allowed it to fester.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
I would like to see a lot of people more involved in practical solutions to practical problems. Women have got to the point where we can turn the world upside down.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
It is time for someone as powerful as Barack Obama to compare the girls of Chibok to his own daughters. These girls are a symbol of our own message to girls that they should be educated, that we would go beyond the call of duty for you.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
What would ultimately de-escalate the challenges of society would be for people to get educated, especially for more women to be educated because when more women are educated, they invest much more of their time and income in ensuring that the next generation would perform even more than they have done.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
I have always battled injustice. As a child, I used to fight on the side of my friends when boys terrorized them.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
My mum was a quintessential businesswoman. She taught me problem-solving. She can solve any problem.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
The way our government handled the Chibok girls case goes beyond an election matter. This is not a one-time issue we discuss over elections. We need to have a deeper conversation about what kind of a nation we want to be.
Obiageli Ezekwesili
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