Former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili has insisted that she will be attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in South Africa despite the Nigerian government’s withdrawal from the event.
Naija News reports that Bashir Ahmaad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a post on Twitter had announced that Nigeria will boycott the WEF billed for Capetown, South Africa, from September 4-6 over the xenophobic attacks.
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.”
Reacting to Ahmad’s tweet, Ezekwesili stated that she doesn’t need the approval of President Buhari to attend the WEF.
She wrote: “Please send that aide to school to get a 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?”