The National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS has pleaded with President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa to mediate toward ending xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

National Association of Nigeria Students Adeyemi Azeez

The Association national Public Relations Officer Adeyemi Azeez, who made the suggestion in a statement in Abuja, said that for South Africa businesses to thrive in Nigeria, the problems of xenophobic attacks must first be dealt with.

According to Azeez, NANS believes it is imperative for the two leaders to meet urgently and address the issue.

He described the proposed meeting of the two Presidents in October as a welcome development, but added that the time frame for the meeting was too long owing to the urgency of the matter. He said that the association would therefore want the two presidents to, as a matter of urgency, reschedule the meeting to a closer date, preferably in the next seven days.