By Noel Ihebuzor
The convocation address by Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili at the 42nd convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has caused quite some traffic on social media, especially Twitter. It also provoked a response from the Federal Government, a response which then further increased the flow and ferocity of exchanges. In all the ensuing furore and twitter fire fight, sight was almost lost of the fact that apart from two poorly concealed swipes at the government in two paragraphs, the rest of Dr.
"Dr Ezekwesili has thus done her country well in asking some hard questions during her convocation address. People like her who insist on transparency, accountability and due process in governance are what countries like ours need. Nigerians expect her and like-minded persons to continue to raise similar questions and to raise them for every sphere and level of governance" - Dr Noel IhebuzorHere is the full text of Dr Ezekwesili's Lecture at the 42nd Convocation Ceremony of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka: