Nigeria`s Consul General in South Africa, Amb. Godwin Adama, said on Wednesday that the mission had useful deliberations with members of the Taxi Drivers Association in Limpopo Province of South Africa.
Adama told the Newsmen on telephone from Johannesburg, South Africa, that the mission was joined by national officers and local chapter members of the Nigeria Union during the visit.
He also said the mission met family members of the Nigerian killed in Polokwane on April 6 and provided assistance to them while another Nigerian was receiving treatment in a hospital after the attack.
“ We held meetings with the South African Police and members of the Taxi Drivers Union and Nigerians in the province.
“ I am impressed with the useful discussions we had and for now, all is calm in the province,” he said.
Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, the President, Nigeria Union, said Razaq Ajao, a 39-year-old auto mechanic and indigene of Osun, was killed by a mob and had been buried at Polokwane.
He said that after the meeting with leaders of taxi drivers, a planned protest and attack against foreigners in the province was aborted.
Anyene said that the drivers took a decision to brief their members on the outcome of the meeting.
“ We are working hard to stop attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
“ We are also aware that the Federal Government is working with its South African counterpart at a higher level on the issue.
“ We urge the South African authorities to ensure that Nigerians are not harmed in their country,” he said.
Anyene, who commended the Mission for its commitment to the welfare of Nigerians in South Africa, reiterated the determination of the union to sustain its partnership with it.