Former aviation minister Femi Fani Kayode has condemned the apologies presented by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to President Muhammadu Buhari for the xenophobic attacks.
Naija news reported that the South African government formally apologized to Nigerians and the Nigerian government on Monday for the recent xenophobic attacks against foreign citizens, including Nigerians in that country.
Special Envoy of President Cyril Ramaphosa to Nigeria, Jeff Radebe, apologized when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Village, Abuja, on Monday.
Radebe said President Ramaphosa had already ordered law enforcement agencies to stop everyone involved in the attacks.
Radebe apologized on behalf of its president for what he called “acts of criminality and violence” that occurred recently, adding that “they do not represent our value system, nor those of the largest number of South Africans.”
President Buhari responded to the apologies of the South African president, promising that the relationship between the two countries “will solidify,” and described the xenophobic attacks as “very unfortunate.”
In reaction to the meeting, Fani-Kayode urged Buhari to reject Ramaphosa’s apologies.
According to him, the Nigerians were killed without a just cause, therefore, there must be an answer.
Fani-Kayode on his Twitter page wrote: “Buhari should take Cyril Ramaphosa’s letter of apology, mark it as” rejected, “use it as a toilet paper and send it to @FedEx or @DHLAfrica.
“South Africans have shed innocent Nigerian blood without just cause.
“Something must be done! There must be an answer!