General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has called against violence amidst row over renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
The preacher, who recently held the first Holy Ghost Service in Moscow, Russia, advised in a tweet on Wednesday that violence should be discouraged for the sake of posterity.
“Please shun Violence, its dividends last a lifetime. Let us all embrace peace and remember that regardless of our race, colour or language, we are all of God. #saynotoxenophobia” Adeboye said.
The Nigerian government also cautioned Nigerians against attacking South African companies operating in the country.
Speaking on behalf of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said targeting South African companies in Nigeria for attack was, for Nigerians, a classic case of “cutting off your nose to spite your face”.
Nigeria has also recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala, and as well pulled out of World Economic Summit (WES) holding in Cape Town on Wednesday.