Metro: Nigerian government need to meet South African government on xenophobic matters
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that the Nigerian Government needs to hold high-level engagement with South African authorities to tackle the spate of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in the country.
Mr Onyeama, a ministerial nominee, while responding to a question by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, during screening at the senate on Monday, explained that a bi-national meeting between presidents of both countries has been set up and the issue should be addressed with political will.
“What I believe is the issue, is really one of communication and direct oversight of law enforcement agencies in South Africa. This seems to be the real problem for Nigerians in South Africa.
“We have set up a bi-national meeting at the level of Presidents, so it’s important that we organise very quickly the next meeting, so this matter can also be addressed so it becomes an issue addressed with political will and by the highest level of government of South Africa.”