African Youth for Development Commission, AYDEC has lent its voice to those who have condemned the ongoing xenophobic attack in South Africa saying it is worrisome and calls for global attention.
In a statement issued by Lateef Oladimeji Salaam, Continental Head, AYDEC, “call on the United Nations, African Union Commission, Diplomatic Peace Organizations, relevant global/ continental authorities, African Leaders and especially the Governments of Nigeria and South-Africa to swiftly swing into action by stepping up pragmatic measures towards putting a definite STOP to these repulsive acts leading to killings of Africans on African soil.”
Salaam said, “we strongly believe that an immediate diplomatic action is highly and timely required, in order to forestall reprisals which might be devastating for the utmost growth and development of Africa.”
He urged all aggrieved persons to be calm and allow proper and adequate intervention from officials of the state adding that the Governments of South-Africa and affected countries should as a matter of urgency actively mobilize their security operatives to ensure protection of lives and properties across board.
“We can’t afford to see our golden heritage burn and our garment of pride as the great black race torn. Every African should be ultimately concerned about this unethical happening. We condemn it wholesomely and seek for immediate redress towards strategic diplomatic cohesion”, he added.