In a chat with The Interview, the convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) said that despite the confusion, the government remains “adamant”.
Answering a question on the call for diversification, she said: “I am not a fan of the economic policies of this government so far.
“I feel it’s too tentative in making even the right policy decisions and even when it tries to make the right policy decisions, it has been in the breach. It has been very confusing.
“It’s not that the government is timid; it’s about doing the wrong things and being adamant about them.”
Citing the government’s monetary and fiscal policies as key areas of denial of “empirical evidence”, she called for structural reforms and better citizen engagement.
In the interview, conducted before the BBOG’s visit to Sambisa, Ezekwesili wept over the fate of the remaining Chibok girls, saying the episode had exposed Nigerian governments in their “worst form”.
She spoke on what she would do if President Muhammadu Buhari invited her to serve; her perception of former President Goodluck Jonathan; and her relationship with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Azu Ishiekwene, MD/editor-in-chief of The Interview, described the interview as “a no-nonsense call to reflection”, saying “Oby is not treading on eggshells. It’s bareknuckle stuff”.