Nairametrics| Comrade Chinonso Obasi, National President of Nigerian Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, issued a statement Wednesday night condemning all forms of discrimination on foreigners.
It also ruled against any students mass protest especially as they were preparing for semester examinations. Here is an excerpt of his press release.
“Moreover, it behoves of rascality to mobilize students for street protests or even to stampede South Africa firms doing business in Nigeria, especially the MTN, MultiChoice among others, when there is no evidence linking the firms to the obnoxious attacks in South Africa.
“As a responsible students’ union, we believe that there is sanity in the saying that no two wrongs can make a right. In the language of Michelle Obama, the wife of the former United States President, Barack Obama, when they go low, should go high.
“Therefore NANS urges those planning to protest the violence in South Africa with violation of peace and freedom in Nigeria to mount the high moral ground of civility against the barbaric attacks on aliens in South Africa.
We are informed that Nigeria and other countries have begun diplomatic efforts to ensure that the Xenophobe attacks do not go further.
“It is our belief that the South African authorities should do all in their power to curtail the excesses of its misguided citizens that may want to vent their frustrations on law-abiding citizens of other countries in their nation”.