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Cleric, others advocate diplomatic means to stop attacks in South Africa

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Rt. Rev. Dr. Humphrey B. Olumakaiye

Bishop and Missioner, Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, has condemned the inhuman treatment of Nigerians in South Africa and urged Nigerian government to ensure that its South African counterpart does not sweep the menace under the carpet.

Besides, he urged Nigerian government to explore every diplomatic avenue with a view to ensuring lasting solution to this attitude of South Africans, which is capable of threatening the relationship between both countries.

He also opined that South African government should bring to book those that partook in the inhuman treatment of Nigerians with compensation paid to the victims to nip in the bud further reactions from Nigerians, most especially the youths who are hungry and jobless.

The cleric called on leaders in the nation to tackle the issue of unemployment and prepare the youths for greater tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Chaplain, Women Organisation of Nigeria, Lagos Archdiocese (CWONLA) and Dean, Ikeja Deanery, Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Obayomi, said that the attack on Nigerians by South Africans was an act of ingratitude.

Obayomi, who spoke at the 2019 yearly General Assembly for Catholic Women at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Ipaja, denounced the South Africans’ negative thinking that other nationals have come to take their jobs.

He also blamed the Federal Government for its slow response to take action and called on Buhari to emulate American leaders who would never play with the lives of their citizens.

However, President, CWAONLA, Mrs. Philomena Omorodion, urged Nigerians in South Africa to come back home instead of risking their lives.


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