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Xenophobia: Nigerians drag Oby Ezekwesili for attending WEF in South Africa

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Xenophobia: Nigerians drag Oby Ezekwesili for attending WEF in South Africa

Nigerians on social media are presently criticising a former Minister of Education, Madam Oby Ezekwesili for attending the ongoing World Economic Forum in South Africa.

The 2019 WEF on Africa kicked off this morning in Cape Town and will end on Friday.

Nigeria, Rwanda, DR Congo and Malawi are some of the African countries that have boycotted the forum being hosted by South Africa in protest against the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in the country.

Nigerians had hailed the decision of the Federal Government to boycott the event, saying it was a right step.

WuzupNigeria reports that some Nigerian celebrities – Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Vector, Basket Mouth among others have also cancelled upcoming events in South Africa in solidarity with foreign nationals murdered in South Africa.

However, the appearance of Ezekwesili and the Founder of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia, at the Forum on Wednesday has sparked outrage on social media.

A photo of the duo on a panel session at the ongoing WEF emerged on Twitter on Wednesday evening.

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Reacting to the duo’s attendance at the Forum, Nigerians are lambasting Ezekwesili for attending the event, saying she is insensitive to the plights of her countrymen who are victims of the attack.

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Some also described her as a hypocritical activist and criticised her for not ‘standing’ by her country over its decision to boycott the event following attacks on its citizens in the country.



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