Nigerian President dispatches special envoy to South Africa as xenophobia metastasizes Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 4, 2021

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari “has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019”, spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement on Tuesday.

“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,” he added.

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“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 latest Thursday, September 5, 2019”.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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