The words "The Promise" are written in large letters over the tiny restaurant in Lagos Airport. Oluremi Sonaiya is seated on a plastic chair and opposite her are two young campaign assistants busily typing away on their laptops. Sonaiya has had enough of promises; too many of them made by the country's politicians have been left unfulfilled. But time is short and "The Promise" enables her to take a hasty break between two appointments. Sonaiya is a professor of French Language and Applied Linguistics. She has done research work abroad - in Germany, France and the United States. She has lectured at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife in southwestern Nigerian for 30 years and has observed how educational standards have steadily deteriorated.
"Finally, it dawned on me that I needed to get more involved, that I could not do that being a professor in the University. I had to make a choice," the 59-year-old told DW."
Read article by Adrian Kriesch and Jan-Philipp Scholz from DW.