- The executive has been urged by the Senate to issue a travel alert to Nigerians going to South Africa
- This came following reports of xenophobic attacks and killing of Nigerians in the country
- The latest killing was of one woman identified as Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, in her hotel
The Nigerian Senate has called on the executive arm to issue a travel alert to Nigerians who intend to go to South Africa.
Channels TV reports that the Senate reached this decision following a motion presented by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.
There has been report of killing of Nigerians in South Africa in what has been described as xenophobic attacks.
Senator Abaribe drew the attention of members of the Senate to the recent killing of a Nigerian, Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu in South Africa.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, assured that everything would be done to unravel the death of Ndubuisi.
Dabiri-Erewa made the assurance in a tweet on Monday, July 7, in which she said no cover up would be allowed.
Recall that Senate president Ahmad Lawan said that Nigerian government will no longer tolerate the killings of its innocent citizens in South Africa or any other country.
The Senate president said: “Nigeria as a country is tired of the killings and therefore, we believe that the relationship between South Africa and Nigeria must be better. There must be respect for each other.
“I agree completely with our colleagues who said that South African doing businesses in Nigeria flourish more than any other businesses in this country and South Africans are so very well protected in Nigeria.
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“There is no need for any South African to take the life of Nigerian or indeed any other citizens. Nigeria was a front line country or considered to be one even though we are far away on the coast of Africa. Therefore we deserve that respect. The relationship between our two countries must be based on mutual respect and understanding.”
According to Lawan, Nigerian delegation to the Pan African Parliament in South Africa later this year would raise the maltreatment of Nigerian citizens in South Africa for deliberation.
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