The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Monday issued a warning to the South African President, Jacob Zuma, to stay away from the inauguration of the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.
The organisation also threatened to storm the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, should Zuma step into the country’s airport.
According to NANS, Zuma should keep off as his visit will be an insult to the sensibility of Nigerians after what it described as poor handling of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa.
A statement by NANS President, Tijani Usman, read: “We wish to advise the South African President (Jacob Zuma) to rather stay at home and address burning issues, rather than embarking on a visit that is the least desirable.
“The South African President’s failure to apologise to Nigeria for the losses the country and our citizens incurred during the xenophobic attacks on foreigners leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. There is therefore, no point felicitating with a people who clearly do not matter much to you. President Zuma’s visit will only amount to pretence.”
NANS further restated its earlier position that it will henceforth not hesitate to clamp down on South African investments in the country should any incident of xenophobic attacks recur.