Former Abia State governor and current Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has called for the Nigerian government to close down MTN, DSTV, Shoprite and other businesses that have South African investors following the incessant attacks on Nigerians in that country.
Orji who condemned the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, described it as ill conceived, disheartening and wicked.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Kunle Oyekunle, the former governor questioned the essence of the renewed attacks on Nigerians.
“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.”
While emphasizing that South Africans lived and carried out their businesses peacefully in Nigeria, Kalu said there would be no reason to allow them operate further if the South African government failed to protect the lives of Nigerians.
“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