The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, has asserted that the House of Representatives will fully authorise the legal funding of Nigerians who were victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Gbajabiamila revealed this new plan at a press briefing on the xenophobic attacks.
"The house will also authorise legal funding for victims of the attack who wish to take legal action against the perpetrators, " he said.
He further revealed that the House of Reps was aligning with President Muhammadu Buhari on all his decisions concerning the matter.
Shopriite outlets in parts of Lagos, including Jakande, Sangotedo and many other South African owned business have been the target of vandalism by angry Nigerians in retaliation to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
However, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila warned Nigerians to desist from the act, as it is not a sensible solution. He also assured them that the government would do all in its power to compensate them for lost properties and protect Nigerian lives from further threats.
Gbajabiamila demanded that the South African government conduct a thorough and quick investigation and make public their findings. He further stated that the House of Reps will invite the Minister of Foreign affairs, the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, and the Chairman of the Diaspora Commission to proffer the best approach to addressing the issue on ground.