Nigerians have blasted former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili for attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) holding in South Africa.
Oby Ezekwesili who was also an ex-presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria in the February 2019 general election, joined other panelist at the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa hosted in South Africa amidst the ongoing Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians living in the country.
According to the information gathered on the website of the World Economic Forum on Africa, Ezekwesili said, “Our politicians need to be put in a room and told they have produced a miserable situation that is not worthy of the young people that hold them responsible for their fate.”
Ezekwesili attended the event even after Nigeria and some other African countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Malawi had pulled out of the event. Nigerians who were shocked to see that she was at the event took to their social media pages to call her out.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad @BashirAhmaad;
“Surprised to see some Nigerian experts in everything governance who spend most of their time lecturing the Government on empathy and the art of prioritizing national interest over individual benefits still went ahead to attend the summit.”
See some other reactions below.
****See who made to the World Evonomic Summit in South Africa @obyezeks To think madam oby was also vying for the post of presidency. I guess the killings of Nigerians is not more important than her personal gains When they call on activists now, she sef will raise her hand #ObySly
****Madam Oby going for that WEF is a mockery of Nigeria’s pull out. She’s a slave of her pocket and national disgrace.
*****Madam Oby at the World Economic Forum going on in South Africa… The love for dollars and camera lights is more than those Nigerians that are being killed by South Africans…
****Madam Oby in 2015 when I challenged her continuous support of Buhari despite d killings going on at d time👇🏻 Madam made excuses 4 Bubu back then cos it paid 2 support him. It pays to be in the World Economic Summit too. There has never been a bone of activism in that woman.
“Madam @obyezeks should quickly address this and explain to Nigerians why she should be attending the WEF in South Africa when are people are senselessly been killed there.
The FG should “advice her” against going there in support of Nigeria and other countries pulling out” —D @Udoh_D
“@obyezeks and @wef Despite the travel advisory warning Nigerians that SA is unsafe for now.” —David Atta @the_davidatta
“Na we tell government to boycott o. These guys were busy playing draft until it got messy. Now forming advisory. Something that started on Sunday. Abeg make we hear word.” —Daniel Ukoha @UkohaDaniel
“@obyezeks is right to attend. The woman is a nationalist. I know she has a valid reason of going. She’s unafraid, uncowed, unbossed! Kudos ma.” —John Chudi! @capacitychudi
See who made to the World Evonomic Summit in South Africa @obyezeks
To think madam oby was also vying for the post of presidency
I guess the killings of Nigerians is not more important than her personal gains
When they call on activists now, she sef will raise her hand#ObySly pic.twitter.com/2R49y4VXCQ
— Kate-Nnaji (@nnaji_kate) September 4, 2019
Madam Oby going for that WEF is a mockery of Nigeria’s pull out.
She’s a slave of her pocket and national disgrace.
— Tales and Adventures of (@AbbyFamous) September 4, 2019
Madam Oby at the World Economic Forum going on in South Africa… The love for dollars and camera lights is more than those Nigerians that are being killed by South Africans… pic.twitter.com/dzreemUzEu
— KUKUTE (@Ade_Nurayn) September 4, 2019