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BREAKING: Buhari orders immediate evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa after receiving report from special envoy

Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina, a Nigerian journalist, is the special adviser on media and publicity to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. This is an official statement from him. The headline might have been adjusted.

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In the wake of the xenophobic attacks by South Africans against other Africans including Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari sent Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (DGNIA) as his Special Envoy to South Africa, to convey a Special Message to his counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Special Envoy, who was in Pretoria from Thursday, 5 to Saturday, 7 September 2019 conveyed:

 ·        The deep concern of President Buhariand Nigerians about intermittent violence against Nigerians and their property/business interests in South Africa.

·        President Buhari stressed the need for South African Government to take visible measures to stop violence against citizens of brotherly African nations.

·        President Buhariis worried that the recurring issue of xenophobia could negatively affect the image and standing of South Africa as one of the leading countries on the continent, if nothing is done to stop it.

·        The Special Envoy conveyed the assurance of President Buharithat the Nigerian Government is ready and willing to collaborate with the South African Government to find a lasting solution to the involvement of few Nigerians in criminal activities, and to protect the lives and property of the larger groups of other law abiding Nigerians and indeed Africans in general, against all forms of attacks including xenophobia.

·        President Buharifurther assured that the Nigerian Government will guarantee the safety of lives, property and business interests of South Africans in Nigeria.

·        On his part, President Ramaphosaagreed that the violence was most disconcerting and embarrassing, adding that his government completely rejects such acts, which undermine not only the country’s image but also its relations with brotherly African countries.

·        President Ramaphosareaffirmed his stand against criminality and committed to do everything possible to protect the rights of every Nigerian and other foreign nationals in the country.

·        The Special Envoy also interfaced with his South African counterpart, where they reviewed the situation of foreign emigrants in general and Nigerians in particular. They agreed to work together to find a permanentsolution to the root causes of the recurring attacks on Nigerians and their property.

·        President Buhari has taken note of the report and instructed the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs to continue to engage with appropriate Authorities on the concrete measure the South African Government is expected to take.

·        President Buhari has also given instruction for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return home.

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