Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the country will not sever diplomatic ties with South Africa as a result of the attacks on Nigerians.
He said this when he appeared before the Senate committee on Diaspora on Friday.
The minister said taking such action would not be in the interest of Nigerians based in South Africa.
He said Nigeria would consider other options apart from diplomatic ties severance, to resolve the ongoing crisis. He also disclosed that the special envoy President Muhammadu Buhari sent to South Africa would return to the country on Saturday.
Onyeama said the government is handling the latest attacks against Nigerians in the appropriate manner.