Buhari’s Boycott Of World Economic Forum Does Not Really Matter – Oby Ezekwesili Suggests

“Buhari, meanwhile, has never before been to WEF Africa since he came into office. Never. So what does “Buhari boycotts WEF” really mean in substance?”

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The above question was posed by former Nigeria’s Education Minister, Obageli Ezekwesili, susgesting that President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to boycott this year’s World Economic Forum – that was held in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Presidency had announce a boycott of the Cape Town event, in protest to the renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians by South Africans.

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But it turned out that Mrs Ezekwesili attended the event.

Following backlash she received from people she has described as agent of the government, she deemed it necessary to explain her involvement in the event.

While stating she was a private citizen and accusing the government of a looking for cheap and frustrated strategy designed to bully, slander, denigrate she at every opportunity, she said the government was using the means to distract citizens from scrutinizing how it was handling its responsibility.

She then mentioned that the President had never attended the WEF before and wondered if his boycott amounted to any thing.

Read her complete thread below;