Oby Ezekwesili Reveals How She Will Defeat Boko Haram
A former minister for Education, Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili, has revealed how she will end Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast, if allowed to rule the country in 2019.
Catch me tonight as I speak about Nigeria and the various subject matters I believe are important for our progress. It was brilliant sitting with Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) on this one.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) November 21, 2018
Speaking in an interview with Christine Amanpour of CNN on Wednesday evening, the ex-minister, who is the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), said she will overhaul Nigeria’s security apparatus, and economically fight the environment that enables terrorism in the region.
On Boko Haram insurgency, the former World Bank vice-president said one of the research of the World Bank on conflicts, shows that insurgency thrives when youths have little or no stake in society.
“A research we had at the World Bank showed that those communities where this menace thrive need to be engaged.
“We will provide jobs so that people will be busy and get paid.
“Second, my government will completely overhaul the security system. We need fresh hands and people who will end this problem.
“Third, we must also improve of our intelligence gathering with cutting edge technology in order to be preemptive and proactive”.
Ezekwesili said that leadership is not gender-specific, adding that all the men in the race for Nigeria’s presidency know that she is a better candidate for the job.
Her words: “Leadership is gender neutral; what matters is that I come into this with character, competence and capacity. I am a better candidate than the men in this race, even they will tell you that.”
“I am simply going to keep up with the issues that I want to solve and be the problem solver. The country knows me to be that.”
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