TIME 100: I’ve Never Been A Fan Of Awards – Ezekwesili

Obiageli-EzekwesiliA former World Bank Vice President (Africa) and one of the leading voices for the #BringBackOurGirls movement, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to her been named as one of the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2015, saying she has never been a fan of awards.

The former Nigerian Education Minister was named alongside President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, award winning author, Chimamanda Adichie, U.S President Barack Obama and others in the prestigious list of global shapers.

Responding to the honour, Ezekwesili said: “I frankly have never been a fan of these awards. I am however delighted to be on the Time 100 list for the sake of our continuing and persistent campaign for our Government to rescue our abducted 219 Chibok Girls”.

She added: “The girls are a symbol of thousands more women and children that have been displaced and kidnapped, and I dedicate this recognition to all of them.  I am just one out of the many untiring voices that make up our #BringBackOurGirls Family especially here in Nigeria and all over the world.

“We shall not stop standing and demanding until justice is done our Chibok Girls; they must be rescued”.

The Time100 list also featured Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, for the negative influence of the terrorist group.

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