By Gift Habib
Amb. Thami Mseleku, the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, has debunked the rumour in social media that Nigerians have been asked to vacate the country.
The new envoy said this when he led a delegation of South African officials to pay a courtesy call on Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission in Abuja on Monday.
Amb. Mseleku said Nigerians are excelling in all fields of human endeavours in South Africa, contributing to its national development.
He noted that the case of xenophobia and the issues therein in South Africa, is as a result of perception of the two nations.
He added that he is working closely with the Nigerian Embassy in South Africa to foil the schemes of fake news authors, who cause frictions between the two countries, through monitoring of information and knowledge sharing.
Receiving the Envoy in her office, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said that many Nigerians are in South Africa contributing to both the national development of the two countries.
She said that lack of knowledge on the part of some people in South Africa was responsible for the xenophobic attacks on blacks, stressing that the Commission is ready to work with the High Commissioner to nip such act in the bud.