26.8 C

Nigeria boycotts World Economic Forum in S’Africa…recalls High Commissioner



1min read

FOLLOWING attacks on Nigerian in South Africa in the past few days, the Nigerian Government has pulled out of the World Economic Forum slated to hold in Cape Town and recalled its High Commissioner to the country. 

Nigeria’s withdrawal from the forum holding from today until Friday came after a meeting between  President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Geoffery Onyeama, Foreign Affairs Minister,  on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

In a sign of deploring diplomatic relations between Nigeria and South Africa, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reported that Ambassador Kabir Bala, High Commissioner to South Africa has been recalled and asked to head home.

Earlier, Felix Tshisekedi, President the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and their Malawian counterpart, Peter Mutharika, have all already pulled out of the event arising from the acts of violence against foreigners in South Africa.

The Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his Tweeter handle, has confirmed Nigeria’s withdrawal from the World Economic Forum meeting in Cape Town.

Nigeria has also demanded full compensation for the loss of lives and property of Nigerians affected by recent xenophobic attacks

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.


If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.



#JusticeForDavid: Lagos govt resumes raids on ‘okada’ riders, arrest 10, impound 123 motorcycles

FOLLOWING the gruesome murder of a sound engineer, David Imoh,  allegedly by commercial motorcyclists,...

EFCC arrests Accountant General of the Federation over N80 billion fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Accountant General of the...

Army kills four suspected IPOB gunmen in Imo

FOUR suspected gunmen of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were reportedly killed by...

2023: Minister of State for Petroleum withdraws from presidential race

MINISTER of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva has withdrawn from the presidential race. According to...

Aviation fuel crisis: Airline cancels flight, as AON again threatens strike

- Aviation fuel price may rise - NNPC, MOMAN - Airlines fail to confirm if...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter