BY EZEKIEL DONTINNA
THE Senator representing Plateau-South in the National Assembly Sen. Ignatius Longjan, has rated Nigerians living in the Diaspora high, describing them as the most hardworking who are determined to succeed in all spheres and should not be taken for granted.
He stated this recently in Jos, the state capital while reacting to the xenophobic attacks in South-Africa that has claimed the lives of many Nigerians including other Africans.
The Senator said, “if you are in the diplomatic service and you see how things happened of this nature, you will feel bad that your fellow human being are being treated like this. God did not say that, no if you are a Nigeria, you should remain in Nigeria and don’t go anywhere?
“God has given us freedom to move round the world and see how they are treating us. Look at their businesses, they are making it.
“Nigerians are very hardworking and determined to succeed anywhere and some are taking us for granted. These people, for whatever reasons keep harassing and killing us. Killing is very painful!” he condemned.
Longjan, added that, although, the South African envoy has been in Nigeria to apologies, promising not to allow that to happened again, they should back it with a formal letter.
He commended the maturity and diplomacy of President Muhammadu Buhari in handling the issue, considering how Nigeria has contributed to the freedom of South Africa during the apartheid period and called on Nigerians to be calm and prove to them that Nigeria is a civilized Nation.
The Senator appealed to both state and federal governments to accommodate those repatriated back to Nigeria for them to have a new life, because they have lost everything they had labored for while in South-Africa.