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Xenophobia: Nigerian community in South Africa welcomes Senate`s visit

The Nigerian community in South Africa says the plan by the Senate to send a delegation to that country over the xenophobic attacks is a welcome development.

Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the Nigeria Union, South Africa, told newsmen on telephone from Pretoria on Wednesday that the visit would add value to the campaign against xenophobia.

“We are pleased to know that a Senate delegation to be led by Sen. Ike Ekeweremadu, Deputy Senate President, will visit South Africa.

“This visit will add value to all the struggles and campaign against xenophobia in South Africa.

“For long, we had clamoured for this kind of visit to demonstrate the Federal Government`s opposition to attacks against Nigerians. “ It is a welcome development,” he said.

Anyene stated that the Nigerian community would mobilise to welcome the senators during the visit.


“We need this kind of high level visit to make the statement that Nigerians should be protected in South Africa while joining the campaign against xenophobia,” he said.

He also urged Nigerians resident in South Africa to cooperate with the senate delegation during the visit.


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