Following series of attacks on Nigerians and their businesses legally residing in South Africa, Nigerians are trending a hashtag to register their displeasure over the reaction of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
In response to attack on Nigerians residing in the foreign country, Mr Buhari, is said to have dispatched special envoy to engage authorities of the country on how to find lasting solution to the unabated attacks.
Angered by the action of the president, Nigerians are trending #WeNoGetPresident on Twitter, calling for more disciplinary action against South Africa.
A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, a known critic of the present administration, called for an end to the diplomatic ties with the foreign country.
“The only way to make the South Africans appreciate that Nigerians cannot be killed like chickens is not by sending an envoy but by breaking off diplomatic relations and nationalising all SouthAfrican companies in Nigeria.If they do not stop after that then we should declare war,” Mr Fani-Kayode tweeted on Wednesday.
Below are some of the reactions picked by TODAY POLITICS.
Mi president issa coward for wasting upto 24hrs to deal with this xenophobic situation of thing ..
Under this adminstration I think we are doomed for the next 3yrs if God don't interven by that asshole away from that site
God mi country is in ya hand because #WeNoGetPresident
— Black oak (@Peter_mary025) September 4, 2019
South African government and also proffer solutions to the plights of her citizens in a foreign land.
The president has failed to address the nation via TV or radio. I believe this will go a long way in calming frayed nerves .#WeNoGetPresident
— Oyeledun Michael (@cmmoyeledun) September 4, 2019
Nigerians are not ready to move away from APC & PDP.
The two political parties don't have a plan for Nigeria's future.
We must have the right mix of technocrats and career politicians for us to get a good president to move Nigeria forward.
— OLUOMO OF DERBY 🇳🇬 🇬🇧 (@Oluomoofderby) September 4, 2019
If not for Nigeria wey no good.. wetn local man dey find abroad.
Provide good jobs
Provide good health care centres
Provide good tarred roads
And other basic amenities..
— KOKOSIR (@Kokosir_) September 4, 2019
#WeNoGetPresident Nigeria is a nation with no President. But since a cow and a Fulani man is yet to be killed nothing go sele. You forced yourself on us and someday soon you shall be disgraced out of office.
— Molola (@mololaoyinlola) September 4, 2019
Buhari only reacts to anything that threatens his government!!
— Olayemi Olatilewa (@OlayemiOniroyin) September 4, 2019
The problems we face now – poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad – will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them in the first place. #XenophobiaInSouthAfrica #WeNoGetPresident
— DeeLegend (@legendSZN111) September 4, 2019
Meanwhile, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoting presidential sources, said Nigeria has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa.