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Goa ex-CM uses ‘negroes’ for Nigerians, seeks ban

nation Updated: Jun 08, 2016 12:35 IST

GOA: The Central government should ban Nigerians from entering India, former Goa chief minister Ravi Naik demanded, adding that the state does not need Nigerian tourists.

Referring to Nigerians with the pejorative “negroes”, the senior Congress leader told reporters that Nigerians have been causing “problems” in Goa and metros across India.

“The government of India should ban them. They should be probed. It should be checked whether they are here to study or for picnic or to sell drugs,” said Naik, a former home minister in the erstwhile Congress-led coalition government.

“Nigerians come here and do ‘dadagiri’, in Delhi, Bengaluru and the entire country. We should chase the Nigerians out of here,” Naik said, adding that even Aam Aadmi Party leaders had a fight with Nigerians in the past.

Naik’s comments come a few days after Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar said Goans were unhappy with the attitude and the lifestyle of Nigerians living in the coastal state.

On the same day, Goa’s tourism minister Dilip Parulekar also said that Nigerians create problems in Goa and sell drugs.

First Published: Jun 08, 2016 12:35 IST