- Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Wednesday, August 7, met with Tayo Faniran who was recently attacked in South Africa
- The ex BBAfrica star said he was grateful for the meeting as he appreciated the swift gesture of the NIDCOM boss
- Abike said the issues surrounding the attack are currently being investigated
The chairman of Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Wednesday, August 7, received Tayo Faniran, a Big Brother Africa celebrity.
The meeting followed the xenophobic attack that Faniran suffered in South Africa. At the meeting, the chairman of the commission assured that the matter will be duly investigated.
The development was made known by the commission on their Twitter page as the BBAfrica star retweeted it, thanking Abike for acting swiftly on the situation.
He said he looks forward to a time when Africa will be free of hateful attacks, adding that the chairman of the diaspora body is a blessing for her passion at facing issues that confront Nigerians abroad.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported of how Abike responded to the attack of Faniran, saying that it was uncalled for no matter how rude the police said he was.
President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to meet with the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramahosa, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
There have been reports of Nigerians being attacked in South Africa and this has raised concern.
The chairman of NIDCOM spoke in Abuja on Wednesday, August 7, where she disclosed the planned meeting.
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She also said the two leaders would dwell on other bilateral issues to strengthen relationship between both countries.
Dabiri said Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs and the South African counterpart will also meet as soon as President Buhari constitutes his cabinet.
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