After being severely criticized online for associating with South Africa despite the issues surrounding the lives and well-being of Nigerian citizens living there, the Founder/Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia, has withdrawn from further activities at the World Economic Forum Africa 2019, taking place in Cape Town.

TheNewsGuru, quoting an anonymous source in Zenith Bank said that Mr. Ovia is heading to Nigeria “right now”.

Before taking his exit, Mr. Ovia stressed the need for youth empowerment and better government policies to curb continual attacks on persons living within and outside South Africa and every other violent spots in the continent.

He belaboured that until positive change towards collective growth happen on this front, the continent would not reach its full potentials.

Mr. Ovia added that full support should be rendered in vocational education of the young persons living in not just Nigeria but Africa.

According to him, the Jim Ovia Foundation is taking up a large stance on this issue, investing over ₦7 billion in empowering 3,500 students and entrepreneurs since its inception.

He called on other stakeholders in the private sector to join hands and solve this menace plaguing the African continent.

Source: The News Guru