Xenophobic Attacks: Senates Swings Into Action, Names Delegation to South Africa

Bukola Saraki,, Senate President: Sends delegation to South Africa.

By Akinwale Kasali

Following the attacks on Nigerians by South Africans over the past few weeks, the Senate has swung into action by naming a strong delegation to investigate the ongoing xenophobic attacks in the country.

The attacks on Nigerians by South Africans have seen many Nigerians losing their lives and properties. This has not augur well with Nigerians who over the week staged a protest to the Embassy of South Africa and also to the MTN companies in the country.

At a plenary section today in Abuja, the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, said that it was in the interest of Nigerians for the Senate send a delegation to South Africa to get first information on what is happening to Nigerians in the Southern African country..

Members of the delegation to the former apartheid nation are; Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu;Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan; and the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Sola Adeyeye.

Others are Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Shehu Sani; Senator Stella Oduah, Senator Magnus Abe and Senator Shaba Lafiaji

 

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