South Africa’s crisis worries Buhari, dispatches Special Envoy to South Africa


President  Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a special envoy to South Africa for on the spot assessment of alleged xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.

A statement signed by the Special Adviser ( Media and Publicity) Mr Femi Adesina reads:

“President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.

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.

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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