A former minister in India, Ravi Naik has asked the government to ban Nigerians from visiting the country.
According to The Hindu, the politician revealed this on Tuesday at a press conference where he described Nigerians as “negroes”, who cause trouble everywhere.
“The Central government should ban Nigerians. Even the Aam Aami Party leaders had a fight with Nigerians in Bengaluru”, he was quoted to have said.
“We should move Nigerians out of here… Have they come here to study? Are they really studying? Are they really going to college, schools? This has to be probed. It is very important.”
“They create problems everywhere… We do not want Nigerian tourists”, he added.
The former Minister also accused some Nigerians in Goa, a state in the Asian country, of disguising as students.
Meanwhile, Kiran Kandolkar, spokesperson for Goa, has demanded an apology from Naik over the statement.
“Ravi Naik should tender an apology. The statements made by Naik are insulting and uncalled for,” he said.