Jacob Zuma, the South African president is scheduled to visit Nigeria.
A myriad of challenges being faced by Nigerians living in South Africa will be addressed during his visit.
According to Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in his address to the Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA), the umbrella body for all Nigerians living in South Africa, who visited him in Abuja led by their President, Ikechukwu Anyene.
Anyene identified some issues of Nigerians living in South Africa such as assassination by unknown people and rogue officers of the South African Police Service, the review of the immigration laws in South Africa that has practically rendered a lot of foreign Nationals in South Africa and Nigerians also as illegal.
Anyene acknowledged that the South African government has done a lot of work to curb xenophobia, he said that more still needed to be done because xenophobia still remains a huge challenge in South Africa.
Onyeama responded by saying he had taken good note of their complaints and would address them through the bi-national commission in South Africa, which was established to look at areas of cooperation between Nigeria and South Africa.
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