Nigerian billionaire businessman and business mogul Femi Otedola have reacted to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The Billionaire businessman, took to his twitter handle to express his anger on the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
In the wake of the recent wave of #Xenophobic attacks against foreigners living in South Africa, which began in August, where several businesses owned by Nigerians and other foreign nationals living in South Africa were destroyed and looted, while those found on the streets had been physically assaulted, molested and oftentimes killed had caused a lot reactions among many Nigerians at home. An action which many African countries including Nigeria have condemned
Reacting to the development, Nigerian Billionaire and former CEO of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola took some time to tweet about the gruesome killing of Nigerians in South Africa. He expressed his anger and sympathy for his fellow countrymen and women via his verified Twitter account @realFemiOtedola, described the development as hateful discrimination and urged Africans to “come together as a continent to fight this injustice”.
“My heart cries for my Nigerian brothers and sisters who have been senselessly killed in South Africa. “I strongly condemn this hateful discrimination and xenophobia. I pray for us to come together as a continent to fight this injustice.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria and other African countries have expressed their dissatisfaction in the ongoing Xenophobic attacks and have since pulled out of WEF Summit scheduled to hold in the country this week. Also, the Nigerian government has recalled her high commissioner to South Africa