The Presidency on Monday denies recalling Nigeria’s Charge De Affairs to South Africa over the xenophobic attacks in the country.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, in a statement said that there was a mix up and misinformation on the matter.
He said the Charge De Affairs was only invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for routine consultation.
He said: “It is not true that Nigeria has recalled its envoy in South Africa on account of recent xenophobic attacks in that country.”
“There is a mix up and misinformation on the matter. The truth is that Nigeria has not recalled his envoy from South Africa.”
“What has been done is to invite the Charge De Affairs in that country for routine consultation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”
“Recall of envoy is a serious and sensitive matter and that has not happened.”