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Xenophobic Attacks Senate makes U-turn, allows Reps to visit S/Africa

The Senate and House of Representatives had resolved to send delegations to South Africa over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

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The Nigerian Senate

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The Senate has reversed its earlier decision to send a ‘strong delegation’ to South Africa over the xenophobic attack on Nigerians.

Members of the delegation as announced by Senate President Bukola Saraki are;  Ike Ekweremadu, Ahmed Lawan, Olusola Adeyeye, Shehu Sani, Shaaba Lafiagi, Magnus Abe  and Stella Oduah.

Similarly, the House of Representatives also resolved to send a delegation to South Africa over the same issue.

But during plenary on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu announced that the Senate would be pulling back from the trip.

 

“The Senate has pulled out of the trip to South Africa on the issue of the xenophobia to allow the House of Representative, a single representation,” Ekweremadu said.

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