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I Regret Not Joining Politics During My Time As Minister- Ezekwesili

Former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili has expressed regret over not getting involved in Nigeria’s political system while occupying various ministerial positions in the country.


Ezekwesili was the Minister of Minerals and later of Education for two years, from 2005 to 2007 until she was elected Vice President of the World Bank- Africa Region in Washington DC between 2007 and 2012.


Speaking in Abuja on Thursday at the inaugural Africa Conference 2023 and graduation of the School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) Classof2023, Ezekwesili said: “When we were in government and policing people in government, we felt bad to be called a politician”.


“Pluto always says that those who think that politics is beneath them will ultimately be ruled by their inferiors. At that time those of us who were in the ministerial group thought that we were not politicians, but you know, we were foolish people.