I’m just one out of the many voices for #BringBackOurGirls – Ezekwesili responds to TIME 100 honour




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Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, former Vice President, current Senior Economic Adviser with the Africa Economic Development
Initiative (AEDPI) and leading voice on the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign, has been named as one the Time 100 Most Influential People
in the World in 2015.

She is honoured alongside Nigeria’s President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari and award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Now in its 12th year, The Time 100 is “an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, spanning politics, , business, technology, science, religion and other fields,” according to Time.com.

“The Time 100 is a list of the world’s most influential men and women its most powerful,” said Nancy Gibbs, Editor of Time while speaking about the select 100. “As much as this exercise chronicles the
achievements of the past year, we also focus on figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming.”
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frankly have never been a fan of these awards. I am however delighted to be on the Time100 list for the sake of our continuing and persistent
campaign for our Government to rescue our abducted 219 Chibok Girls”, said Ezekwesili.

“The girls are a symbol of thousands more women and 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 ChibokGirls — they must be rescued”, she further said.‎