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Governor Fayemi Denies Attending World Economic Forum In South Africa

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has denied
attending the World Economic Forum in South
Africa in the face of xenophobic attacks on
Nigerians in the country.
Nigerians had reacted with criticism towards
photographs of Fayemi with Governor Nasir El-
Rufai of Kaduna State and the Emir of Kano,
Muhammadu Sanusi, alleging that they were at
the forum which is ongoing in Cape Town.
The Federal Government had announced that it
was boycotting the WEF in protest against the
xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa,
Igbere TV reports.
However, Fayemi, in a statement on Thursday by
his Senior Special Assistant on Electronic Media,
Kanmi Olatoye, said he was at another event in
Stellenbosch, South Africa.
He said: “Contrary to some misleading online
reports, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi,
was not at the World Economic Forum in South
Africa.
“Rather, the governor is in South Africa to honour
an invitation by a long-time friend and one of
Nigeria’s most celebrated journalists, Mr Dele
Olojode, at Africa in the World Festival of Ideas,
which held in Stellenbosch, a university town in
South Africa’s Western Cape province.”
He added that, “More importantly, the event
already held before the decision of the Federal
Government to boycott the WEF programme.”

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