Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Couldn’t Pay Rent as a Minister - Dr Oby Ezekwesili

A former Minister for Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has said that she could not afford to pay her mother’s rent while serving in government.
I Couldn’t Pay Rent as a Minister - Dr Oby Ezekwesili
Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili.
This came as she also disclosed that the #BringbackourGirls campaign was an assignment from God.

Ezekwesili said these during a live interview at the ongoing national convention of the Foursquare Gospel Church, at the Foursquare Camp, Ajebo, Ogun State, on Thursday. The former Minister was invited to speak to the congregation on the topic, ‘Integrity’. She told the congregation that integrity comes with its cost, adding that she did not spend from her imprest accounts as Ministers of Solid Minerals and later Education.

“There were times I couldn’t pay my mother’s rent, not because I couldn’t have made a choice and build her a mansion.  When I was in government, we had to withdraw our three children from their school to Baptist Special School. I was (just) answering big titles. Some of you would have said, ‘they are eating our money’. May God save those who speak without knowledge. I am not saying this so that you can say I am holy, I have my shortcomings.
Culled from The Punch
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