Popular Nigerian LGBT activist, Bisi Alimi has gone on social media to condemn Guaranty Trust bank and regard them as hypocrites for daring to invite foreign gay designer, Jay Manuel for their fashion weekend show.

According to him, it is hypocritical of GT bank to invite gays from outside the country when they won’t have anything to do with gays in their own country.

Here is what he wrote below:

“So @gtbank is inviting @mrjaymanuel to Nigeria for a master class and I am really upset. I will tell you why I am upset and why I hope Jay will pull out of this show of shame. GT Bank operates in a country with a law that says LGBT people will go to jail for 14years and has refused to speak on the issue ever. However, in the last two years, the same GT Bank has invested time and money in bringing foreign gay men to Nigeria. First it was @miss_jalexander and now Manuel. Everyone knows how open these people are about their sexuality. There are so many people in Nigeria with shared sexuality with these men and who are very good at their jobs like these men that GTBank will not touch with the longest stick in the world. These people in GTBank will even argue engaging with such people will be against their religious beliefs but when it comes to foreign gays, those hypocritical religious beliefs will jump out of the window. I now know which gays Nigeria god accepts. This hypocrisy is why many of us are leaving this country to go to where we will be appreciated and loved. This shameful act from GTBank is part of the bigger madness plaguing Nigeria at the moment. I am sure Nigerians will line up like they did with Richard Quest to welcome Jay Manuel while they are busy asking for their own gays to be killed. Mad people everywhere. It just get to a point you can’t take this bullshit anymore.”

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