Xenophobic Atrack, Statehouse Issues Press Statement


President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a special envoy to South Africa. The delegation is to foresee on the constant as well as the recent attacks on Nigerians as well as the destruction and looting of their goods.

This information was made known in a press statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the president on media and publicity. The statement reads:

XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS: PRESIDENT BUHARI DESPATCHES SPECIAL ENVOY TO SOUTH AFRICAPresident Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019. Consequently, the President has instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property. President Buhari has also despatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.

The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria’s latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 3, 2019

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