Xenophobic Attacks: President Buhari Despatches Special Envoy To South Africa

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XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS: PRESIDENT BUHARI DESPATCHES SPECIAL ENVOY TO SOUTH AFRICA

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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.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

September 3, 2019

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