Nigerian Consul General in South Africa is partnering with Union, security agencies and communities to discourage Nigerians from committing crime in that country.
Mr Godwin Adama says the involvement of some Nigerians in crime is a major challenge for the mission.
Mr Adama said that the quit notice given to some Nigerians in a South African community was due to their alleged involvement in crimes.
“The major challenge we are facing in carrying out our consular responsibility is the issue of some Nigerians committing crimes.
“In Hendrila community in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, the mission, in conjunction with the executive of Nigerian Union met the Police and community leaders on Nigerians resident there…They told us that they gave quit notice to Nigerians in their community because of their involvement in drug peddling,’’ he stated.
The Consul-General said that the mission had held a meeting with Nigerians in Hendrila on the issue.
“We told our people to expose those who are involved because the community will trust and live with them peacefully.
“We want to assure the South African authority that we do not support these vices as a government and as Nigerians and we are ready to collaborate with them to ensure that the crimes are stopped,’’Mr Adama added.
NAN /Grace Adekusibe/Mercy Chukwudiebere