Nigerians have commended President Muhammadu Buhari after his Government reportedly pulled of the World Economic Forum in scheduled to hold in Cape Town South Africa, in protest to the killings and destruction of Nigerians and their Businesses in South Africa
The World Economic Forum is an independent organization that engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
South Africa is to host this year’s meeting, but due to the recent wave of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa – that affect Nigerians and their businesses – the Federal Government decided to pull out.
According to a presidential source, arising from a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, at the presidential villa in Abuja, on Tuesday, Nigeria will no longer attend the Cape Town event.
Reacting, commendations from social media users have trailed the decision.
See some of the reactions below;
Finally mr President got the balls
— Chief of Staff (@DhapoBold) September 4, 2019
Good step! We want more. The South African Goverment and the people of South Africa have not done enough to stop xenophobia.
— afagha emmanuel (@excelafagha) September 4, 2019
Well done although coming late
— Ezomike Iyke (@EzomsIyke) September 4, 2019
Step in the right direction. Send planes to bring back as many as are willing to come back. Na hustle we go hustle, we no kill pesin
— Danladi Atoshi (@m_atoshi) September 4, 2019
Finally the government is acting
— T.Y Soul (@TYSoul4) September 4, 2019
Good news, Twitter Nigeria wins.
— mazi Jamilu Adebayo Haruna ?? (@JamiluHaruna) September 4, 2019
That should be the beginning. I expect more drastic measures from the government.
— Concerned Citizen (@IddyUdosen) September 4, 2019
Good move. That’s what we expect from our government
— ifeanyi osuegbu (@chinkafi) September 4, 2019
What’s your take on this development.