The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Tuesday said it would not accept the ‘peace deal’ between President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, if some certain conditions were not met.
Concise News understands that NANS made this known in a statement signed by its spokesperson.
Adeyemi said, “Nigerian students were shocked with the response of President Buhari to the South African envoy, assuring the killers of several Nigerians of a continued relationship.”
Ramaphosa had sent an envoy to Nigeria, apologizing to the country over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
President Buhari, in his response, pledged that the relationship between the two countries “will be solidified,” describing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians as “very unfortunate.”
But NANS said, “Nigerians in South Africa have said they lost properties worth millions of naira and their fellow countrymen, some of whom were allegedly killed by South African policemen.
“But as cultured students, we understand that as an elder, the President will always want to foster peace especially between Africans, but in the case of South Africa, it should come with a caveat, which is as follows;
“For Peace to reign between Nigeria and South Africa, they must never lay a single finger on Nigerians in their country henceforth.
“The South African government must compensate Nigerians who have lost their properties especially during the just concluded senseless hostility against foreigners.
“South Africans must treat Nigerians the same way we treat them here in Nigeria.
“The South African President should sign a peace pact with Nigeria with a proviso, which will be ratified at the AU level.”