Buhari, South Africa President to meet over xenophobic attacks


To check xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa, President Muhammadu Buhari will soon meet with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramahosa. This was disclosed by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Erewa while briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

Apart from the xenophobic issue, she said that the two leaders meeting in Abuja will also dwell on other bilateral issues that will strengthen the relationship between the two countries. Stressing that the xenophobic attacks in South Africa have reached an alarming level, she said that decisive action must be taken to avoid a further generation.

According to her, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and that of South Africa will also meet as soon as the new cabinet of President Buhari is constituted.

She said they will continue with earlier diplomatic policy discussions on how best to tackle the tension created as a result of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in the country.


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