National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has advised South African President, Jacob Zuma, to stay away from the inauguration of President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, saying his visit will be an insult to Nigerians over his poor handling of the xenophobic attacks that recently occurred in his country.
NANS also threatened to picket the airports should President Zuma decide to grace the inauguration where over 50 Heads of State are expected to attend.
President of the student’s body, Comrade Tijani Usman, in a statement he issued yesterday in Abuja, lamented that President Zuma’s inability to apologise to Nigeria like he did to Mozambique in spite of the sacrifices the country made for South Africa, was unfortunate.
“We wish to advise the South African President to rather stay at home and address burning issues rather than embarking on a visit that is the least desirable.
“The South African President’s failure to apologise to Nigeria for the losses the country and her citizens incurred during the xenophobic attacks on foreigners, leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. There is, therefore, no point felicitating with a people who clearly do not matter much to you. President Zuma’s visit will only amount to pretence,” the statement noted.
NANS restated its stand that it will henceforth not hesitate to clampdown on South African investments in the country, should any incident of xenophobic attacks reoccur.


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