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Inauguration: NANS kicks Against Zuma’s Presence

Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) yesterday advised that President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma should 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 attacks.

The student body also threatened to barricade the airport should in case President Zuma decides to grace the inauguration where over 50 heads of states are expected to attend. President of the student’s body, Com. Tijani Usman in a statement issued 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 advice the South African President to rather stay at home and address birding issues rather than embark on a visit 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 does not matter much to you.

“President Zuma’s visit will only amounts to pretence”, the statement 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.

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