- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has participated in the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra, Ghana
- The disclosure was made on Wednesday, September 4, by Vice President Osinbajo
- The vice president boycotted the World Economic Forum on Africa that is being held in South Africa because of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo boycotted the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa that is being held in South Africa and participated in the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra, Ghana.
Legit.ng gathers that the federal government boycotted WEF because of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Vice President disclosed on his official Instagram page on Wednesday, September 4, that he participated at the AGRF in Ghana.
He said: "Today, I participated in the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra, Ghana, themed: “Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food Systems in Africa” and noted how digital technology is already changing the face of Agriculture in Nigeria with several tech companies already active in the Agriculture space."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former minister and ex-presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, came under criticism for attending the World Economic Forum on Africa that is being held in South Africa at a time Nigerians are being killed in that country.
Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa have been in the news in the last few days.
The development forced the federal government to boycott the forum which began on Wednesday, September 4.
It was learnt that other countries including Rwanda, Malawi and DR Congo also boycotted the forum probably in retaliation for the renewed killing of Nigerians and other Africans resident in South Africa.
A Twitter user identified as Larenchy said the minister should have taken a cue from the federal government by also boycotting the forum.
He said: "The government has boycotted the summit, the reasonable thing is to stand behind your government. Actions speaks louder than words.
"The hypocrisy is from Madam Oby, she will have sown thread together to call FG n Buhari series of names if the FG didn’t boycott the summit."
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