Nigerians have been reacting that Nigerian governors Nasir El-rufai and Kayode Fayemi, former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili and Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi have attended the World Economic Forum held in South Africa.
The grief and annoyance of most Nigerians have transcended into reactions on social media, especially, as the Photos of two Nigerian governors, Nasir El-rufai and Kayode Fayemi in South Africa, were captured and generated a lot of views.
Obviously, Nigerians are outraged that the governors, who are members of the country’s ruling party – All Progressives Congress are in South Africa, despite the federal government’s withdrawal of its participation in the World Economic Forum on Africa in the country, were seen in attendance at the forum.
Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, chided Ezekwesili for attending the event, adding that, “we all thought you would sympathize with them and boycott the WEF.”
It is not clear if Ahmad knew President Muhammadu Buhari’s close associates were in South Africa at the time he tweeted.
Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, had subjected to intense criticisms by Nigerians for attending the conference on Wednesday, September 4.
The former presidential candidate reacted and re- tweeted to President Buhari’s aide as she said he should be sent to school for proper education.
South Africa has closed its embassy in Nigeria over fear of reprisal attacks.
So far, the spokesperson of South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation Lunga Ngqengelele said, “Out of safety and concern for the employees of the embassy, a decision was taken that we temporarily shut down while we’re assessing the situation,”