BREAKING: Reps to reconvene over latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila

By Kemi  Yesufu

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced plans to recall members from their annual vacation over recent attacks against foreigner, Nigerians inclusive, by South Africans.

Gbajabiamila who is in Tanzania for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting made the announcement via his Twitter handle.

Speaker  House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila in a warm handshake with the President of Zanzibar Ali Mohamed Shein while Job Ndugai Speaker Tanzania National Assembly looks on.

 

The Speaker also revealed that he had cut his trip to Tanzania short to return home in order reconvene the House to discuss the recent attacks for which many member of public have demanded a strong response from the Nigerian government.

Read Tweeet  bellow:

Will be cutting short my trip to Tanzania for the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
@CPA_Secretariat
and will be leaving today, for the leadership of the
@HouseNGR
to consider cutting short the recess and reconvening for one day to address the killings of Nigerians in SA –

Recall that Gbajabiamila as Leader of the House, led a team from the Green Chamber on a diplomatic shuttle to their parliamentary colleagues and other leaders such as former President Thabo Mbeki in South Africa in February 2017.

But it seems earlier diplomatic interventions between both countries has failed to stop attacks against Nigerians.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama on Tuesday summonsed the South African High Commissioner.

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