The Ekiti State Government had denied reports that the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is attending the World Economic Forum in South Africa.
The reports come amid the withdrawal of some prominent Nigerians, including the Founder/Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia, from the Forum.
However, Fayemi’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said the Governor is in South Africa attending a function by prominent journalist, Dele Olojede.
Oyebode said in a terse statement: “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 Stellensbosch far away from Cape Town.
“More importantly, the event already held before the decision of the Federal Government to boycott the WEF programme.”