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Xenophobia: Jim Ovia Pulls Out of World Economic Forum       

Jim Ovia Withdraws From World Economic Forum in South Africa in response to the recent wave of Xenophobic attacks.

Funsho Akinwale

As you read this piece, the Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia has pulled out of the on-going World Economic Forum meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ovia, before leaving the country, advocated for youth empowerment and better government policies to curb continual attacks on persons living within and outside Africa.

Jim in his address stressed the need to render vocational education of the young persons living in not just Nigeria but Africa.

He added that his foundation, Jim Ovia Foundation has taken up a stance on this issue, having empowered over 3,500 students and entrepreneurs since its inception, noting that private sector must join hands and solve this menace plaguing the African continent.