Varsity Dons Blame Xenophobia on Nigeria’s Weak Foreign  Policy


BY Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Following the perennial attacks on Nigerians in South Africa in recent times, experts in international affairs, Prof. Adeolu Durotoye and Dr Ajinde Oluwasakin, have blamed the federal government for failing to carry out the review of the country’s foreign policy in the last 30 years.

They declared that the ongoing review of the country’s foreign policy by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government would rectify the racial attacks and correct the injustices being meted out to Nigerians living abroad.

The university lecturers asserted that Nigerians have become subject of attacks in South Africa over struggle for economic resources, describing the scenarios as a true reflection of increasing crime rates on the African continent.

The duo spoke on Wednesday during a programme tagged: ‘Hard Talk on Africa and the Tragedy of Xenophobia’ organised by the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti.

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