The former minister, who also is the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign told reporters that she thought the speech was wonderful.
Her revelations come as Nigerians are reacting to the decision by Buhari to relocate the military command to Bornu state.
Ezekwesili applauded the speech but said that the new president now needs to walk the walk after the talk.
Buhari had on Friday, May 29 said that the nation’s primary problem was tackling the Boko Haram insurgency.
“Progress has been made in recent weeks by our security forces but victory can not be achieved by basing the Command and Control Centre in Abuja. The command centre will be relocated to Maiduguri and remain until Boko Haram is completely subdued. But we can not claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents.
“This government will do all it can to rescue them alive. Boko Haram is a typical example of small fires causing large fires. An eccentric and unorthodox preacher with a tiny following was given posthumous fame and following by his extra judicial murder at the hands of the police. Since then through official bungling, negligence, complacency or collusion Boko Haram became a terrifying force taking tens of thousands of lives and capturing several towns and villages covering swathes of Nigerian sovereign territory.
“Boko Haram is a mindless, godless group who are as far away from Islam as one can think of. At the end of the hostilities when the group is subdued the Government intends to commission a sociological study to determine its origins, remote and immediate causes of the movement, its sponsors, the international connexions to ensure that measures are taken to prevent a recurrence of this evil. For now the Armed Forces will be fully charged with prosecuting the fight against Boko Haram,” he said.
Oby Ezekwesili was one of the most vocal critics of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration’s failure to secure the release of the over 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.