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Xenophobia: Senate & House of Reps Send Delegation to South Africa



The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday resolved to send a seven-man team to South Africa, to probe the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

The team is led by deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and also has majority leader, Ahmed Lawan
as members.

Others are the Chief Whip, Senator Sola Adeyeye, Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Shehu SaniSenator Stella Oduah, Senator Magnus Abe and Senator Shaba Lafiaji.

The Senate decision came 48 hours after the South African Government deported 97 Nigerians for allegedly committing various offences in the country, just about the time their compatriots were victims of xenophobia in the country.

The House of Representatives have also named a 6-man delegation which will be led by House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos).

Other members of the team are: Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Relations, Nnena Ukeje (PDP, Abia); Sadiq Ibrahim (APC, Adamawa); Henry Nwawuba (PDP, Imo); Nasiru Zango-Daura (APC, Katsina) and Shehu Aliyu-Musa (APC, Bauchi).


  1. Fleur

    March 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    To do what? Neither members of the British parliament nor us congress spend tax resources to physically go and visit a place wherevery their people have been attacked. By traveling there they are investing in the south African economy.

  2. Citizen of Oodua+Biafra

    March 1, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Nigerians love being in the lime-light and have a basket-mouth [trash-talker] and are showy.
    When we have money, even if it’s a little, we want people to know – this makes us more noticeable than other nationalities.
    I think the Nigerians living here need to be aware of that and be sensitive to the issues that may cause

    Culled from BBC-Interview of a 47 year old Nigerian Businessman who has been living in SA since 1997.

    Someone needs to seriously tell Nigerians that if you are that spectacular as you proclaim yoursleves to be, your country will not be the shit-hole that it is. There is NO OTHER country in the world where it is an achievement to live abroad, only in Nigeria. When Nigerians come with that pride thing, I always wonder..’what exactly are y’all proud of’? Lol….. Talk about empty vessels……

  3. king

    March 2, 2017 at 9:15 am

    are u a retarded imbecile ?! stop acting like a heebivore sheep thinking jusy burying your ‘head’ will make you invisible to the lions.


  4. vanessa

    March 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

    They need to meet, but before that Zuma needs to sort himself out or step down. Not every South African is xenophobic, the hooligans who have never set foot outside their province, let alone the country who don’t understand that we need each other. I personally am really pained because I have formed very strong bonds with people from different countries. From the guy from Mozambique who was introduced to me when I bought my first house before getting married 17 yrs ago, he builds the most exquisite cupboards, every house we’ve bought, his company gets called, he is like family now. My son went to school and varsity with a Nigerian boy who calls me Mom. I also work with a lot of people from other African countries, this whole thing is worrisome. My husband was in the army and there are just a few African countries we haven’t visited and this BS happens here. The govt needs to stop giving false hope to the people and fighting each other cos stupid and lazy people turn to the soft target. No African National will sell drugs without the help of somebody within who know who will buy.

  5. DAME

    March 2, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Please to do what? why exactly? what do we have ambassadors for ? Too tired to even type all what is in my head. I expected Femii Gbajamiala to know better but i guess when money is involved …the man cannot think stra

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