‘The Nigerians come here in Delhi, in Bengaluru and do ‘dadagiri’ in the entire country. The Nigerians should be asked to leave India, we don’t want Nigerian tourists. The Government of India should ban Nigerians from entering India,” Naik told ANI.
He further stated that if the Nigerians come to India to study then the state government and the police should keep a strict watch on them.
“If they have come to study here, a watch should be kept on them to see whether they really study and go to colleges. They don’t study, rather they indulge in illegal activities,” he added.
Referring to the Nigerians with the pejorative ‘Negroes’, the senior Congress leader also said that the Nigerians have been causing ‘problems’ in Goa as well other metropolitan cities.
The Goa Home Ministry had in 2014 during the monsoon session of the assembly referred to the Africans as ‘Negroes’, an error for which then chief minister Manohar Parrikar had to tender an apology after an outcry.