Nigerian’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar on Friday met with Cyril Ramaphosa, South African President over the xenophobic killing particularly involving Nigerians in South Africa.
The visit of President Buhari is also not unconnected to the killings of Nigerians in South Africa.
Eye9ja understands that the visit of Buhari will reinforce the strong bonds between the two countries and jointly develop responses to challenges affecting people and businesses in South Africa and Nigeria.
This was made known in a statement issued by the South African Presidency on Saturday, September 7.
The statement obtained by Eye9ja reads; “Buhari conveyed his commitment to the values of prosperity and the advancement of Africa that are shared by both countries” adding that “Nigeria stands ready to assist South Africa in establishing the root causes of and developing sustainable solutions to the challenges concerned.
Responding, “President Ramaphosa reaffirmed South Africa-Nigeria relations as being firm and strong and said the two partners were resolute in their shared commitment to build an Africa at peace with itself and others,” the statement said.