Xenophobic Attacks: Ezekwesili Replies Presidency

-Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili said that she needed no one to decide for her where to travel to.

The Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, was criticized for her decision to attend World Economic Forum(WEF) in South Africa despite Nigerian government’s withdrawal from the event.

The Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was to represent Nigeria at the forum but boycott the event because of attacks on Nigerians in south Africa.

But, Bashir Ahmaad, aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, on his Twitter page said that Ezekwesili and some other Nigerians will still be attending WEF in South Africa on their own

He wrote: “Nigerian government has boycotted the World Economic Forum holding in Cape Town, South Africa, but some individuals from Nigeria including a former Minister are attending on their own.

“Madam Oby Ezekwesili, she is attending the WEF in Cape Town, South Africa.”

In response to Ahmaad’s tweet, Ezekwesili said that she would be attending WEF because of citizens at risk in South Africa.

She added that she does not need Buhari’s government to decide her participation in WEF.

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Ezekwesili on her Twitter page wrote: “Please send that aide to school to get proper education.

“Who told him that a private citizen like me needs their Nigerian government to decide my participation at WEF ? Imagine.

“I am doing more for our at-risk citizens.
“Who has time for their nonsense politicking with citizens’ lives?”

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