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A former president of
Nigeria, General Olusegun Obasanjo, has condemned the government of South
Africa for the violent anti-immigrant protest and acts of terrorization against
Nigerians living in its country.
Obasanjo, Tellforceblog
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Obasanjo, speaking on Wednesday, in Abeokuta, condemned the
xenophobic attack, while receiving the leadership of the Nigeria Institute of
Policy and Strategic Study, Kuru, Jos, who paid him a visit.

He accused the South African government of `laxity and
insincerity’ on the issue, saying the leadership of the country has betrayed
the whole continent.
He stated: “I will
apportion more blame to the leadership of the South African government.

“While the immaturity
of the youths can be excused, the leaders ought to realise the importance of
unity and brotherliness in Africa.

“While I blame the
youths of the country for the attacks, I will blame the leaders of any country
more that allows xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans for whatever reason
.

He also emphasized the need for African leaders to promote good
governance for the progress of the continent.

 “African leaders should also step up measures
at developing their countries and improve the living standards of their
citizens.

“This will discourage
our youths who because of under development and poor living standard seek
greener pastures outside their countries.

“I feel disheartened
learning that many of our youths perish while crossing the Sahara desert or the
Mediterranean Sea,”
he said.

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