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Obi in South-Africa, condemns xenophobic attacks

Posted: Apr 21, 2015 at 9:54 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has called on South-Africans to stop the attack on foreigners, including Nigerians. He made this call yesterday while speaking at a meeting of Nigerian Union, an umbrella organisation of all Nigerians living in South Africa at the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, South-Africa.

Obi who commended the stand of the South-African Government against xenophobic attack, called on Nigerians in South-Africa to remain law-abiding and treat one another as brothers and sisters. He said that other nationals in foreign land such as Indians and the Jews absorb the catastrophes of life because they are always together, assisting one another.

Explaining that he was in South Africa to access the situation and to offer assistance to Nigerians affected, Obi said that South-African had more businesses in Nigeria than Nigerians in south-Africa that the attacks were not necessary. He said his coming was beneficial since he was able to see Nigerians with various degrees of injury as a result from the attacks.

He expressed optimism that the government of both countries would work towards forestalling such attacks in future.

In their different reports, Nigerian chapters from different provinces gave accounts of the effect of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in their different zones. The meeting also exchanged ideas on how to guard against such attacks.