Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili who was scheduled alongside the Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Jim Ovia to attend the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa has gone ahead to attend despite the ongoing xenophobic attacks in Nigerian residents in South Africa.
The Federal Government alongside 3 other African Countries pulled out of the WEF to express their displeasure about the attacks on fellow Africans by South African citizens. Mr Jim Ovia also cancelled his appearance at the WEF, but Oby Ezekwesili went ahead to attend the forum.
Explaining her reason for doing so, she stated:”I used my plenary session here at @WEF19 to put #attackonnigerians #attackonotherafricans at the CENTER of what will be discussed over the next few days.
S.Africa should not get over hosting global events and be a place that attacks Nigerians and others. No.”