The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has reemphasized on the need for public office holders to respect the invitation by the National Assembly.

The Speaker stated this at plenary on Tuesday in Abuja when a motion was raised during matter of urgent public importance on the xenophobic attack by Hon. Dachung Bagos from Plateau State.

He worried that the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has refused to honour the invitation by the House particularly as it concerns Xenophobic attack in South Africa

He said: “Let me use this opportunity to address some knotty issues arising from this unfortunate incident in South Africa. I’m speaking directly to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and his attitude towards the House.

“The Minister has been urged severally by the House Committee to interface with the Committee, but it’s unfortunate that up till this moment, the Minister has not responded to those invitations.

“I believe we’re one government and we should be seen to be working in harmony for the benefit of our country.

To this end, Gbajabiamila hinted that the House will on Wednesday receive the owner of Air Peace airline, Allen Onyeama.

Debating the motion earlier, the members Who contributed on the motion called for the compensation for Nigerians whose businesses were affected during the attack in South Africa.

The Federal lawmakers noted that there was need to review Nigeria diplomatic relations with other countries of the world to to prevent future recurrence of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

The House also resolved to call for the need to honour the owner of Air Peace airline for single handedly evacuating Nigerians in South Africa who are affected by xenophobia.

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