We will not give in on this occasion, Onyeama reveals Nigeria’s position on Xenophobia


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has revealed the Federal Government’s position regarding the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. While giving updates on the government’s stance on the issue, Mr Onyeama said the government at every level has condemned the attacks and described it as unacceptable.

Mr Onyeama told newsmen in Abuja that the government will not accept the attacks on its citizens, stressing that “enough is enough”. He said the Nigerian government will address the issue once and for all this time. The minister said whatever measures needs to be taken to ensure the safety of Nigerians in South Africa will be taken.

Mr Onyeama said the Federal Government has been in touch with the South African Government, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a special envoy to meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa.

He stressed that the government has a clear directives about the commitments and guarantees that is required of the South African Government.


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