Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, compared the former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, to his daughter.
The comment was made by Obasanjo as he congratulated Ezekwesili on her 60th birthday.
Ezekwesili was clever, active, dependable, and ambitious, thus the former president recalls treating her like his biological daughter.
Obasanjo described how the former Minister collaborated with him while he was president in a statement he signed and sent to Newsmen
The statement by Obasanjo reads partly: “Obiageli Ezekwesili is like a daughter to me. Even when she was a minister, I treated her the same way I treated my biological daughters.
“She was a dynamic young woman who is competent, reliable and very enterprising. As she, therefore, clocks 60 today, I cannot but thank God for her life, as I wish her more fulfilling and glorious years and decades ahead.
“Oby and I met through Transparency International, an initiative started by Peter Eigen, who had worked at the World Bank and saw the need for more integrity in the public arena.”
Obasanjo said it was “easy to warm up” with Ezekwesili due to her hard work and dedication to duty.
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