Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has finally reacted to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa.
Obasanjo in a letter written to the founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party, in South Africa, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, urged Nigerians and others African countries whose citizens were affected by xenophobic attacks to report to the African Union.
The former president further described xenophobic attacks on foreigners by South Africans as a great disservice to Africa.
Obasanjo called for urgent reconciliation between the countries affected and South Africa, adding that repatriation and revenge was not the best solution.
“As a suggestion, South Africa should send emissaries to the countries concerned to explain, apologise and agree on the way forward for mutual understanding, accommodation, reconciliation, and binding the wound to promote unity, concord, and brotherhood in Africa.
Nigeria and South Africa and indeed Africa well particularly in this era of Africa Continental Free Trade Area opportunities must stand together to champion African cause and to jointly shepherd African development, unity, cooperation, security, and progress to make the 21st century Africa’s century.”