By Mark C.Orgu, news/comments, September 5, 2019
Nigerian government rose in a meeting yesterday, Wednesday, to review the continuous xenophobic attacks on her citizens living in South Africa, wondering why a country that was tormented during the reigns of apartheid, which Nigeria played a key role towards their liberation, could be so desperate to harm its own citizens. This was made known in a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Meanwhile, at the briefing, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, noted that what happened to Nigerians in South Africa was unacceptable and condemnable, stressing further of Federal government commitment to protect Nigerians in all capacity. Mr. Onyeama used the medium to confirm that President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met and said, “With the current situation, Nigeria will not be part of the World Economic Forum, WEF, taking place in South Africa.
According to the minister, “We have made it clear that what has happened in South Africa is totally unacceptable. Enough is enough. We are going to draw a red line here. We are not going to accept it again.” Soon, President Buhari will address Nigerians on the trending developments and had appealed that Nigerians should not engage in any act of vandalism in retaliation to the attacks. Federal Government is working to ensure that Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks are compensated by South Africa government”
“We have discovered that on previous occasions, a lot of
Nigerians lost their property without compensation. We have to move and we have
to move decisively. There is no measure we consider appropriate that we will
shrink of taking,”
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