Xenophobia Attacks: Dangote Calls On Nigerians To Shun Hate And Show Restraint

Xenophobia Attacks: Dangote Calls On Nigerians To Shun Hate And Show Restraint

By Wires Editor | The Trent on September 6, 2019
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Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group and Africa's richest man

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group who is Africa’s richest man, has admonished Africans to shun hate and any form of violence against their fellow Africans if they want the continent to prosper.

The Nigerian business magnate made the comment on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in reaction to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on non-South African Africans, especially Nigerians resident in South Africa.

“Our aspirations for a shared and sustainable prosperity can only be achieved when we live in peace and unity, shunning hate and any form of violent attack on African brotherhood,” the business mogul wrote on Twitter.

“It is time for Africans to put Africa at the centre of its own development, by harnessing our entrepreneurial and intellectual skills. Let us collectively shun hate and reprisal attacks.”

Foreign businesses have been destroyed and looted by angry South African youths.

Ghana and Nigeria have told their citizens to “avoid travelling to high risk and volatile areas” in South Africa until the situation is brought under control.

Nigerians have begun retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in a number of Nigerian cities, forcing telecommunications giant – MTN – to close all its shops and service centres.

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