The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS), Oyo state, has called for massive protest against South African businesses operating in Nigeria.
The group said this is necessary after they have pursued various diplomatic moves on the increasing occurrences of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.
Asubiojo Olujuwon (Marshal) Chairman, NANS, Oyo state, in a statement made available to InsideOyo.com on Tuesday, said the move is coming after their “visit South Africa businesses in Nigeria (MTN and Shoprite) to register our displeasure and issued a very strong statement on our(and Nigerians) discontentment with the inhumane treatment.
“However, the attack still persists without any serious or definite move by both South African and Nigerian governments to rescue Nigerians out of the devastating situation.
“Thus, NANS, Oyo state can not seat idle and watch as Nigerians in the diaspora are being exposed to harsh treatments and risk of their dear lives.
“Subject to continued xenophobic attacks, the leadership of NANS, Oyo state uses this moment to call on all Nigerian students in Oyo state and in the neighborhood, civil liberty organisations, global sympathisers and all concerned fellows to join a MASS PROTEST which has been scheduled as below: Date: Thursday, 5th of September, 2019. Time: 8am prompt.
Convergence: Mokola Roundabout, Ibadan.
“We shall be grieving in procession to the Federal Secretariat, Ikolaba, Ibadan to express our sad concerns and awake the consciousness of Nigerian government to rescue our dear fellows in Southafrica.
“Nigerian students in our millions should troop out and join this mass action, as an injury to one is an injury to all.”