In response to the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Nationals in South Africa, the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), organized a round table discussion with critical stakeholders in the country.
The Director-General of the Institute, Dr. Bakut. T. Bakut, while speaking at the occasion tagged, “Round-table on Xenophobic Attack in South Africa and its implication for Nigeria’s Peace and Security,” reiterated Federal Government’s commitment towards providing lasting solutions to the repeated attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
He added that the round-table is about discussing pressing issues affecting the nation, with a mindset of coming out with policy documents that the government will be proud to work with so that the issue of xenophobia will be addressed.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of Human Rights Commission, Barr. Tony Ojukwu, charged stakeholders to join hands in addressing the xenophobic attacks.
He noted that the issue would be resolved amicably as the Nigerian President and that of South Africa are also deliberating on it.
The Acting Head, Directorate of External Conflict Prevention and Resolution, IPCR, Mr. Chukwuemeka Mbah said that the meeting was organized to brainstorm on how to halt further xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
He further explained that the meeting was to engage experts and stakeholders toward assessing and reflecting on the management of the xenophobic attacks by South Africa and Nigeria’s response.
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