Senate asks FG to issue South Africa travel alert

Senate asks FG to issue South Africa travel alert

Ebun Francis|

The Senate on Wednesday asked the executive arm of government to issue a travel alert to Nigerians who intend to travel to South Africa.

The decision is as a result of the killing of Nigerians in South Africa as contained in a motion presented by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.

The Senator representing Abia south in the national assembly drew the attention of members of the Senate to the recent killing of a Nigerian, Mrs. Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu in that country, warning them of the xenophobic attacks in the country.

Mrs Chukwu, Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria was in South Africa to attend the conference of the African Insurance Organisation, AIO, but was found dead in her hotel room in Johannesburg on June 13.

Autopsy report revealed she died of unnatural causes and the police have opened a murder enquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding her killing.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan warned South Africa not to take Nigeria for granted.