I Have Been Rejecting Ministerial Appointments Since 2007, Ezekwesili Says

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Oby Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said she took a decision never to accept any ministerial position fourteen years ago.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Ezekwesili said she has been rejecting ministerial appointments since 2007.

Her tweets come days after Japheth Omojuwa, a social media expert and political analyst said in an open later that she expected to be appointed a minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Omojuwa, who was her former protégé accused Ezekwesili of double standard in the open letter that generated heated reactions.

Ezekwesili in an apparent reaction, said she sees nothing special in becoming a minister, adding that being one already cost her a lot.

She said, “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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