Oby Ezekwesili at 60: An Attestation (punchng.com)

Oby Ezekwesili at 60: An Attestation


Oby was then at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

When opportunity afforded itself that I became President, I already knew that I had somebody to bring into government.

Before I appointed Oby a minister, I first assigned her to work closely with me in what we called the Price Intelligence Unit, which she headed and was domiciled at the Villa.

I sent Oby to education, and I told her to recommend a replacement for the solid minerals ministry.

As President, I tried to expose some of the brightest talents I had in government to opportunities available to be the best they could possibly be.

Due to her hard work and dedication to duty, and because I naturally like working with intelligent people, it was easy for me to warm to Oby at the time.

When I came out of prison in 1998, I travelled to the United States, essentially to thank those who had worked for my release people that cared, like the CNN founder, Ted Turner people at Ford Foundation, where I used to be Board of Trustees member, and others.


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