The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has warned South African President, Jacob Zuma, not to come to Nigeria for the inauguration of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
The warning followed what they described as Zuma’s poor handling of the xenophobic attacks on some Africans, including Nigerians, in his country in April.
According to a statement signed by NANS President, Tijani Usman, the failure of the South African President to apologise to Nigerians after the attacks was distasteful, even as they expressed their anger in a statement signed by its The statement in part reads:
“We wish to advise the South African President (Jacob Zuma) 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 our 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 pretext.”