Former Abia State governor and Chief Whip of the ninth Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has said it’s time to retaliate by shutting our doors to South African businesses over the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.
Kalu stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Mr. Kunle Oyekunle of Orji Kalu Media Office, stating that if the South African government fails to protect the lives of Nigerians, he sees no reason why there businesses should be allowed to operate in Nigeria.
“If the South African government fails to do more to protect the lives of Nigerians, there should be no reason to allow them to operate freely in Nigeria.
“All their enterprises deserve to be closed down including MTN, DSTV, Shoprite among others.
“In the spirit of brotherhood, we have supported them. Our doors have always been open, but it’s time to retaliate by shutting our doors,” he said
Kalu condemned the gruesome killings, looting of Nigerians businesses and property. He described it as disheartening and wicked.
“The gruesome killings, looting, arson of property belonging to Nigerians and attack of Nigerian Embassy in South Africa is ill-conceived, disheartening and wicked.
“How can any sensible person attack and burn a fellow human being just because he or she has a feeling to do so?
“Those mindless criminals who attacked and prevented law-abiding Nigerians to freely conduct their businesses must be made to pay for their crimes.
“Arresting them is not enough,’’ he added.