Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that if he were president of Nigeria, no South African company would feel safe at this time.
Mr Fani-Kayode said this on Twitter on Tuesday in reaction to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
He said: “Look at what Buhari has reduced us to! The South Africans will pay dearly for this affront! If I were President of Nigeria no South African or South African company would feel safe in Nigeria at this point. Buhari will not be there forever and we have long memories! They WILL pay!”
The recent attacks began last week after a taxi driver was murdered by an alleged drug dealer in Pretoria.
Speculations that the alleged killer was a Nigerian sparked protest, looting and burning of business centres owned by foreigners.
Three Nigerians were said to have been killed in the process with scores injured.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, will meet the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, on Tuesday over the attacks.