Xenophobic: Lai Mohammed ‘Weeps’, Begs Angry Nigerians Not To Fight Back

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria, in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. In a statement issued in Abuja, on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, described as deeply disturbing the reports that some Nigerians, angered by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, have started attacking South African companies in Nigeria.He stated that targeting South African companies in Nigeria for attack, is for Nigerians a classic case of cutting off your nose to spite your face, because the Investors in such companies, especially MTN and Shoprite, are Nigerians.Alhaji Mohammed said that the majority of the workers in the South African companies operating in Nigeria are also Nigerians, meaning that its Nigerian workers who will be the hardest hit if such companies are forced to shut down for fear of attacks.

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He assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is already taking decisive measures to put an end to the persistent xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.“President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a Special Envoy to convey to his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa, his
concerns, and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.

“Also, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, acting on the instruction of Mr. President, has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, to get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and secure assurance of the safety of their lives and property”, the Minister said.

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