//Federal government refuses to serve diplomatic ties with south africa.

Federal government refuses to serve diplomatic ties with south africa.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that the country would not severe diplomatic ties with South Africa following the current xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

Onyeama, who stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Diaspora today, said taking such action would not be in the interest of Nigerians in South Africa.

He said available statistics from the Nigeria High Commission in Pretoria indicated that over 8 hundred Nigerians are legally living in the South African country, nothing that any attempt by the country to cut diplomatic relationship with the former apartheid nation, would greatly affect Nigerians and their huge investment there.

He said the special envoys dispatched to Johannesburg by President Muhammadu Buhari would return to Nigeria tomorrow.