President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday dispatched a Special Envoy to South Africa over persistent attacks on foreigners including Nigerians.
The envoy would convey the president’s concerns and also interact with President Cyril Ramaphosa on the situation.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina said in a statement in Abuja that the Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
The president expressed concern over reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.
The president had earlier instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation.
At the interaction with the South African envoy, the minister expressed Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of its citizens and the safety of their lives and property.