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4th September 2019
PATRIOTIC LORDS INITIATIVE for JUSTICE(PLIJ), condemns in its strongest term the XENOPHOBIC attacks in South Africa.

We members of Patriotic Lords Initiative for Justice strongly condemn the XENOPHOBIC attacks on fellow Africans in South Africa. The wanton killings and destructions of properties is a gross violation of human freedom of existence and we urge the South Africa Government to act fast and bring the madness to an end immediately.

It is on record how Nigeria helped and contributed immensely to South Africans before the collapse of apartheid in the early 90s. The government invested alot of resources by granting financial assistance to South Africans. Nigeria Students staged protest matches across the country as a means to show support and solidarity for our South African brothers and sisters during the dark history of apartheid in their country.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. The South African Government must ensure that Justice is served and perpetrators of the xenophobic acts are brought to book.

Based on our fundamental principles as a body, we do submit that all humans are entitled to live freely in the society without fear of intimidation of any form. What is happening in South Africa is reprehensible and such is not welcomed in any civilized society.

We do appreciate the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Leadership of President Buhari for effort been made so far to curtail this evil act against our citizens. In as much as the Government is taking a stand, we urge that a firm resolution is reached in ensuring that these acts are never repeated in the future and also those who have lost their businesses should be compensated.

As a body, we do advise all member of PLIJ to stay away from violent prone zone in South Africa until the situation is brought to normalcy and also do not involve yourself in any act of reprisal attack except it's inevitable for defense purposes.

WE SAY NO TO XENOPHOBIA.

Equity

Fairness and impartiality towards all concerned, based on the principles of evenhanded dealing. Equity implies giving as much advantage, consideration, or latitude to one party as it is given to another.

Equity refers to the qualities of justness, fairness, impartiality and even handedness, while equality is about equal sharing and exact division.

Justice

the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness. It is not fairness as it may be used interchangeably in many concept.

The process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals — justice in a sentence.

Fairness

Fairness is the quality of making judgments that are free from discrimination. Judges, umpires, and teachers should all strive to practice fairness.

It can also be defined as just and reasonable treatment in accordance with accepted rules or principles.

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