Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR has congratulated Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Katryn Ezekwesili who turned 60 years of age.

Congratulating Dr. Ezekwesili on attaining the age of 60 years, Governor Soludo expressed gratitude to God for His grace and mercy upon her life.

Soludo, in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, noted that as a foremost daughter of Ndigbo and Anambra State, the celebrant has distinguished herself and brought honour to Anambra State and her community in the various capacities she had held forth both within and outside the country

He further remarked that Dr Ezekwesili remains an accomplished economic policy expert, an advocate for transparency and accountability, a fighter for good governance and human capital development, as well as a humanitarian and an activist of unblemished reputation

Governor Soludo also celebrated her as a politician of note and a distinguished public figure in Nigeria and the world, having brilliantly served as the Minister of Solid Minerals from June 2005 to June 2006 and Minister of Education between June 2006 to April 2007, under the then Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as well as the Vice president of the World Bank’s Africa Region from May 2007 to May 2021.

The Governor on behalf of his family, government and the good people of Anambra state, wishes Dr Oby Ezekwesili long life and more years of abundance grace and good health as she continues to render greater services to God and humanity.

Among other of her accomplishments, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili is also the Founding Director of Transparency International, Co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement as well as the Founder of Fix Politics Initiative, a research-based citizen-led initiative, and the School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG), and many more.

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