- Shehu Sani has condemned the attendance of WEF by some prominent Nigerians in South Africa
- The former lawmaker said attending such event even when the president had announced a boycott is treacherous
- Sani also commended some artists and Nigerians who stood their round to boycott already scheduled activities in South Africa
A former lawmaker of the eighth Assembly, Shehu Sani, has condemned the attendance of the World Economic Forum (WEF) by some top Nigerians.
Sani said attending the WEF at a time when the president and the nation as whole decided to boycott the event is nothing but a blatant act of treachery.
He said those who attended the WEF did not disrespect the president but the nation as a whole.
“Those who attended the forum stripped the president n*ude and defecated on the flag of our nation.They dined with the Pharaoh when their Brethren left Egypt,” Sani said.
According to the former lawmaker, boycott in this sense is a peaceful and effective means of sending a clear message of an objection and denunciation of xenophobia.
“Let honour take precedence over money and fame,” he said.
Also commending some other Nigerians including Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Sani said, those who boycotted the WEF in South Africa are patriots and moral compass for the continent and for humanity.
“I commend Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Basket Mouth and other entertainers who joined in the Boycott. I also commend Jim Ovia,” the former lawmaker added.
Further calling for the nationalization of South African assets in Nigeria, Sani said, the attack by South Africans against other African nationals is absurd and comical.
He said: “Attacks on South African assets in Nigeria is also condemnable.”
Meanwhile, a prominent pro-democracy and civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) described the response of the Nigerian government on the xenophobic attacks in South Africa as “weak.”
HURIWA in a media statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, September 4 and signed by its the national coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, frowned at the attitude of the Nigerian government, adding that “President Muhammadu Buhari has not been forceful in reacting to the killings of Nigerians in South Africa.”
The group urged the president to “take concrete, forceful and impactful actions against South Africa.”
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