Xenophobic atrack :Our leaders have sold us to foreigners, says Pastor Giwa

A Senior pastor with Awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus Christ Church, Pastor Adewale Giwa has urged President Muhammudu Buhari to personally meet his counterpart in South Africa instead of sending delegates to the country over attacks on Nigerians

Pastor Giwa in a statement issued on Wednesday said the only way to put and end to Xenophobic attack in South Africa for President Buhari to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa face to face.

He condemned the attack on Nigerians by south Africans blaming successive governments for falling to develop Nigeria and tackle unemployment.

According to him, inability of successive government to develop Nigeria is responsible for exodus of Nigerians seeking greener pastures in south Africa.

He said, “The past and present political leaders have failed us; they have sold us to foreigners for ‘lack of skill or ability’ to cater for the needs of their citizens. Sincerely,

” I see no reason why our people should be seeking for greener pastures in foreign countries If our leaders had deemed it necessary to tackle the nation’s challenges since 1999 when Nigeria returned to democratic rule.

” How many South African citizens are working and living in Nigeria the way our people occupy their country?

Ghanaians were once into shoe making business on the streets of Nigeria in those days, and I can’t remember the last time I saw them on the streets doing the business.

“These people went back to their country after the then president Shehu Shagari issued an executive order to immigrants without proper immigration documents to leave Nigeria, and this development motivated their political leaders to make Ghana a better place.

“Incidentally, in 1969, Ghana also expelled Nigerians from its country. Presently, the number of Nigerians living in Ghana is higher than the Ghanaians living in Nigeria. Ghana’s economy has been strengthened by a quarter century of relatively sound management, a competitive business environment, and sustained reductions in poverty levels. Why is it difficult for Nigerian political leaders to make Nigeria a better country to live?”