Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has advised South African President, Jacob Zuma to stay away from the inauguration ceremony of General Muhammadu Buhari or face their wrath. This isn’t unrelated to his delayed response to the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in the country.
Their grouse really is that Zuma failed to apologise to Nigerians like he did to Mozambique” and according to them, his presence at the ceremony will be an insult on Nigerians. The association has also threatened to storm the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, should Zuma step into the country’s airport. Serious Matter!
A statement by NANS President, Tijani Usman 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 pretence.”