The Federal Government on Thursday disclosed that it was not aware that the South African government has closed down its foreign missions in Nigeria.
Briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said: “We are not aware that the South African government has closed down its High Commission here in Abuja or its consulate in Lagos.”
The minister also insisted that the Nigerian government will go ahead to press for compensation, on the attack and destruction of the businesses of Nigerians in South Africa.
The South African Foreign Affairs Minister, Naledi Pandor, reportedly said that the country had temporarily closed its embassy in Nigeria.
Pandor said that South Africa was in constant touch with Nigerian authorities to try to restore calm, adding that there was no provision in local law for compensation for damage caused in the attacks.