The Federal government of Nigeria has taken a step in reaction to the ongoing Xenophobic attacks in South Africa following the outcry by Nigerians on the government to take a decisive decision on South Africa.
The Federal government yesterday recalled the high commissioner to South Africa and also pulled out of World Economic Forum on Africa scheduled to take place in Cape Town, South Africa starting from 4-6 September 2019.
According to Punch Metro,
The Federal government also demanded full compensation, to victims and Business owners living in South Africa, whose properties were destroyed a presidency source had revealed
The move was meant to register serious displeasure with the South African authorities over the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa.
A presidency source revealed
The decision was taken at a morning meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, September 4th in Abuja
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, also attended the meeting at the Presidential Villa.
The source further stated that Nigeria would pull out of the World Economic Forum on Africa, scheduled to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from September 4 to 6.
By this action, Nigeria will follow the examples of Congo, Rwanda, and Malawi, who have since pulled out of the Summit. A decision many Nigerians feels is coming too late especially when your country’s citizens are the most affected
Meanwhile, Nigerian Celebrity and former housemate of Big Brother Naija has called for a one day shut down of the ongoing BBNaija 2019 reality TV show, as a mark of solidarity by the organizers of the show