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Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa Ambassador Godwin Adama has admonished Nigerians in the country on a need to be law-abiding.
Adama urged them to also ensure peaceful coexistence among the Nigerian community.
The envoy spoke during an interactive session with Nigerians in the Western Cape organised by Nigerian Citizens Association, South Africa (NICASA).
Adama emphasised the importance of peaceful coexistence, adherence to the rule of law, unity within the Nigerian community and purposeful leadership.
He also discouraged criminality within the community and advised them to be good Nigerian ambassadors.
The envoy also encouraged them on the need to render necessary support to their families back in Nigeria, especially in this period of Covid-19 pandemic.
The host and the NICASA Second Vice President, Coach Oscar Emetui, highlighted the numerous difficulties experienced by the Nigerian citizens in the Western Cape in the application and renewal of passport.
He appealed to the consul-general to look into it with a view of addressing it. He welcomed the CG to the mother city and wished him well.
NICASA National President Prince Benjamin Okoli stressed the need for unity and cooperation within the community. He encouraged the community to engage in meaningful profitable enterprise and industry. He bemoaned the involvement of Nigerians in cult-related and other criminal activities.
The town hall meeting was attended by a cross-section of Nigerians in Western Cape, South Africa
They include the leadership of the Nigerian students, the Nigerian professionals, business people and leadership of various social cultural organisations.
The citizens took turn to ask questions on matters that were of concern to them, especially issues relating to consular services, immigration matters and permits renewals.