Nnimmo Bassey, a renown environmental activist and director of Well being of Mom Earth Basis, has cancelled a talking engagement in South Africa.
The cancellation was as a result of ongoing xenophobic assaults within the nation.
He was as a result of communicate at a convention tagged, ‘Financing the Future’, which was scheduled to carry on September 10 and 11, 2019, in Cape City.
Bassey, in a press release issued on Thursday, stated, “The hate and the resultant violence towards ‘others’ remind us of the darkish apartheid days and seems to underscore the deep disruptions that swirl beneath the floor of a deeply unequal society.”
The activist added that the violence towards Nigerians in South Africa ought to agitate your complete continent and that the African Union (AU) ought to urgently step up and play a job in realigning the mindsets of all Africans, regardless of color or location.
He famous additional that it was time for the Nigerian authorities to attract the road and demand that leaders in South Africa make efforts to enhance the lives of its residents and get the nation to work reasonably than take pleasure in banditry and shedding of harmless blood.
Whereas he condemned the horrible assaults, Bassey admonished Nigerians at house not vent their anger on South Africans and related companies in Nigeria, stating that two wrongs couldn’t make a proper.