Former education and solid minerals minister Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has berated President Bola Tinubu after the Chicago State University (CSU) released his academic records.
Ezekwesili, a former World Bank official, said Tinubu should have saved Nigeria from embarrassment by voluntarily asking CSU to publish his academic records.
According to her, such action would have been less traumatic and exemplary.
In a social media post, Ezekwesili, a pastor, lamented that Nigerian leaders detest transparency.
Her words: “How so much easier it would have been for Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to have saved the country and people the embarrassment of this Chicago State University -CSU court case by instantly and voluntarily asking the institution to publish his academic credentials!
“How difficult could that have been? How so less traumatic such exemplary disclosure to remove all doubts would have been for Nigerians.
“Like most Nigerians, it is profoundly embarrassing to field mocking questions on this matter that strikes at the heart of our National Integrity from foreigners.
“Our public leaders of a certain genre despise transparency, and yet it is an antidote to fiascos like this one.
“As citizens, at the end of the 2023 electoral process that follows the judgement by the Nigerian Supreme Court, our work is cut out for us to uncompromisingly demand a root and branch reform of the entire electoral and judicial systems.”