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Xenophobia: South Africa makes new offer to Nigerian youths

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Bobby Moroe, Acting High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, on Wednesday in Abuja, held a gathering with some Nigerian youth gatherings and proposed social trade programs between the two nations.

The gathering was sorted out by the high commission in a joint effort with the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Global Peace Initiative (GPI) and Committee of Youth on Mobilization and Sensitisation (CYMS) and National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS).

While preparation the media on result of shut entryway meeting with NANS, NYCN and CYMS, Moroe said that South African government would accomplice Nigeria to execute a trade program with the young people.

The high chief said that the activity gives that Nigerian young people and understudies pioneers travel to South Africa on social trade and discourse with their partners, as a path forward to the current circumstance.

As indicated by him, this is to energize trade of thoughts and perspectives to advance relations between the two nations from the crystal of youth pioneers and think of dynamic suggestions, NAN reports.

Moroe stated: “The NYCN, GPI and CYMS have announced their preparation to do this and we are making course of action to accomplish the ideal objectives.

“In view of the discourse that we had, it is significant for us to talk the reason for solidarity among Nigerians and South Africans at this period, since we share authentic qualities.

“There is a requirement for us to develop the way of life of resistance and concurrence between the individuals of South Africa and individuals of Nigeria.

“It is significant that we exploit the discourse that we have had today to reconstruct the truly necessary social commitment.

“It is imperative to instruct the young people of South Africa and Nigeria to comprehend the historical backdrop of friendliness shared between the two nations and by such implies there can be appreciation”.

Additionally, Mr Bala Shagari, President of NYCN, said the gathering was significant for the two nations to tow that way of harmony, as opposed to plundering of shops and business properties.

”We accept that it is significant that we take part in discourse with the South African individuals to proffer answers for xenophobic assaults, as opposed to raising the issue which can carry disgrace to the landmass.

“Because of our dialog we have concurred that we are going to South Africa to get notification from them legitimately and to likewise get to the main driver of the issue and finish it,” Shagari said.

He said that answer for the emergency ought not simply be left for administrations of the two nations alone, yet encouraged adolescents to enter into stages for commitment in discourses to talk route forward.

Likewise, the Director General of CYMS, Obinna Nwaka, vowed to create complete reports from the program and submitted to legislatures of the two nations.

“This issue about xenophobic assault isn’t only for governments alone, the adolescent, can truly proffer answer for it and they ought not be abandoned.

He, be that as it may, spoke to Nigerians to be patient, quiet and stay tranquil in their dealings, to advance friendly goals of the question.

NAN reports that the date and span of the proposed program is up in the air by the high commission and the young based associations.

In the mean time, the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has contradicted the proposed social trade program among Nigeria and South African young people to address xenophobic assaults on Nigeria and advance solidarity between the two nations.

The President of NANS, Danielson Akpan, said this not long after a news instructions by the Acting High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria.

Akpan said the proposed trade program by the South African High Commission and the Federal Government for young people and understudies body would not work in perspective on the common circumstance in South Africa.

“We needn’t bother with the proposed trade program; how would you complete trade program in a spot where you are not sheltered?

“Our individuals who are tutoring in South Africa have been considering us that they need to return home.”

He said assaults by South Africans on Nigerians and different nationals were outlandish and condemnable.