We Need Accountability From Government - Ezekwesili

We Need Accountability From Government - Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili has urged Nigerians to demand accountability and performance from government and persons in all positions of authority in the country.

We Need Accountability From Government - Ezekwesili

The convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group, made this call yesterday, November 27, exactly 592 days after the abduction of over 200 girls from a government secondary school in Chibok.

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The former minister of education according to Channels TV, adduced the inability of Africans and Nigerians to demand accountability from government officials as one of the reasons for the poor leadership witnessed in African countries.

She said: “We need to demand that the Nigerian Senate, the Nigerian House of Reps must work according to the constitutional mandate that is upon them. That they must be transparent, that they need to provide the kind of oversight that is credible on the basis that they act credibly themselves.

“We must use our voice to demand that the executive cannot engage in any form of rascality in the way that it governs our policies, our institutions and our investments.

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“We have the voice to be able to demand that the judiciary should understand that the rule of law is founded and established on the principles of equality before the law and that every time our judiciary gives a superior access and justice to people on the basis of their power, stature, influence and their wealth, they destroy our society."

The activist vowed to continue to champion calls for the save return of the Chibok girls despite the length of time is has taken.

The Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 14 April 2014 from a government secondary school in the town of Chibok in Borno state.

Despite the world wide condemnation that trailed their adduction and calls for their release, the whereabouts of about 27o of the girls is still unknown.

Source: Legit.ng

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