I Have Been Rejecting Ministerial Appointments Since 2007 — Ezekwesili


co-convener of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’movement, Oby Ezekwesili, on Monday disclosed that she made a promise in 2007 that she would never accept a ministerial appointment again.

The former Minister in a series of tweets further stated that she had rejected past ministerial appointments.

This is coming a few weeks after her former protégé, Japheth Omojuwa, said in an open letter that Ezekwesili was expected to be appointed a minister by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

Ezekwesili was accused of criticizing Buhari by many supporters of the President because he failed to appoint her as minister.

She further stated that she is not moved by ministerial appointments, adding that the appointed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the early 2000s, had put a strain on her family.

She wrote,” I keep asking what is it about becoming a minister that these folks find so fascinating, considering the hardship my previous service to Nigeria including as a minister, cost my family and me?”

Finally, I got it. Such an attack is by all those who see public office as a meal. After 2007, I made a decision to never again accept any ministerial appointment in this country. Facts are all around that every time I was offered to be a minister since 2007, I swiftly turned down the offer. I know it kills some of you to accept this but it is what it is.”


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