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Published On: Fri, Sep 6th, 2019

Xenophobic attacks: Fayemi denies attending World Economic Summit

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From Idowu Abdullahi, Lagos

Ekiti State Governor, has denied attending the World Economic Forum holding in South Africa.
Fayemi’s Senior Special Assistant (Electronic Media), Kanmi Olatoye, in a statement yesterday, said the reports of his presence at WEF was misleading.
The statement reads: “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 the Africa in the World Festival of Ideas, which held in Stellenbosch, a university town in South Africa’s Western Cape province.”
It added: “More importantly, the event already held before the decision of the Federal Government to boycott the WEF programme.”

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