Nigerian leader embarks on three-day state visit to South Africa

president muhammadu buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday embarked on a three-day state visit to South Africa to hold talks with his South African counterpart on the welfare of Nigerians in that country.

The visit comes after the evacuation of hundreds of Nigerians last month from South Africa following recent xenophobic attacks and the exchange of visits by special envoys of both Buhari and South African leader Cyril Ramaphosa.

The two African leaders will hold a bilateral meeting and also find common grounds for building harmonious relations among their respective citizens, according to a presidency statement made available to Xinhua in Abuja on Thursday.

Buhari will also hold a town hall meeting with Nigerians living in the country to share in their experiences.

The Nigerian leader would further use the opportunity to reassure Nigerians in South Africa of the government’s efforts toward the protection of their lives and property and promoting peaceful co-existence, the statement added.

Buhari is expected back in Nigeria on Friday. Enditem


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