BENIN CITY - Edo State Governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki has condemn in strong term the Xenophobic attack on Nigerian citizens living in South Africa calling on the Federal Government, Foreign Affair Ministry and the South Africa government to protect Nigerians in that Country.
He made the call while receiving Executive Members of Alumna Association of National Institute For Policy And Strategic Studies (AANI) who paid him a courtesy visit in Government House Benin City the Edo State Capital.
Obaseki who frowns at the sufferings, maltreatment and inhuman treatment Nigerians under go in foreign land like Libya and South Africa saying that as a country we should not and must not continue to seat idle and allow our citizens to suffer and be maltreated doing nothing to rescue them as a nation.
“As a country, we should not and must not continue to seat idle and allow our citizens to be maltreated doing nothing. We in Edo State condemn it and calling on Federal Authority especially our Foreign Affairs Ministry to ensure that they don’t take the issue of our citizens for granted as a lot of our people have been maltreated and subjected to inhuman treatment in Libya”.
Obaseki said given our status in the Africa Continent, we should not continue to accept it. “I join you to call on the Federal Government that the welfare of our citizens abroad particularly in the Continent is what we should take seriously as a nation” he concluded.
Earlier the President of AANI Rtd Major General Lawrence Onoja expresses his delight and thanks the governor and the people of the state on the hospitality they have received since coming into the state. He congratulated the governor for his deserved victory in the governorship election and the subsequent swearing in as the governor of the state.
He commended Gov. Obaseki for the role he played in the previous administration as the chairman of the Edo State Economic Team which have successfully developed Edo State positive. He said AANI is confident in the leadership ability of Godwin Obaseki that he will deepen the development agenda; consolidate on the remarkable past achievement. “We partner with your Excellency in your commitment to improve the living standard and quality of the people of Edo State within the content of your vision for Edo State through job creation, Agriculture Economic Empowerment, Health, Education, Structural development, water, Beautification etc.