- The House of Representatives has taken a firm stand against xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa
- The House said that it must get compensation for victims of the attacks by all means possible
- Moreover, the speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, said that the chamber will assist the victims in thee prosecution of their attackers
The House of Representatives has vowed that it must get compensation from the South African government for Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks.
Moreover, at press conference in Abuja on Friday, September 6, the speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, said that the lower chamber will help the victims get justice by assisting them in the prosecution against their attackers.
Gbajabiamila said: “The House of Representatives is united and determined in its resolve to meet our people at the point of their grievance and to channel their grievance into constructive action.
“Let no one be left in any doubt, we will seek, and we will obtain by whatever means available, due restoration and recompense for all that has been lost in this latest conflagration and all the ones that have come before it.
“We are committed to a sustained and special effort to see that the ends of justice are met for all our people who have suffered. We have heard the cries of our citizens, and we have witnessed their devastation. We will mourn for the dead, and cry for the lost, but we will not stop there.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria’s request for compensation for its citizens who incurred losses in xenophobic attacks had been ruled down by South Africa.
The South African foreign affairs minister, Naledi Pandor, stated on Thursday, September 5, that payment of compensation was not in the country’s law.
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