The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Sunday advised South African President, Jacob Zuma, to stay away from the inauguration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, saying his visit will be an insult to the sensibility of Nigerians over his poor handling of the xenophobic issue.
The students body also threatened to picket the airport, should President Zuma decide to grace the inauguration where over 50 heads of states are expected to attend.
President of NANS, Tijani Usman, in a statement issued on Sunday, in Abuja, insisted 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 birding issues, rather than embark on a visit to Nigeria, 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 further noted.
NANS further restated its stand that it will henceforth not hesitate to clamp down on South African investments in the country should any incidence of xenophobic attacks re-occur.
Nigerian Tribune news – culled from: http://tribuneonlineng.com/content/stay-away-buhari%E2%80%99s-inauguration-nans-tells-zuma