President Muhammadu Buhari alongside 7 Ministers and 10 Governors of Nigeria will visit South Africa on Wednesday, October 2, following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Platinum.ng gathered that the invite from Ramaphosa is at the instance of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
The visit to South Africa is to have the leaders of both countries discuss the welfare of Nigerians in South Africa, and find common grounds for building harmonious relations amongst the two countries.
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President Buhari will meet with Nigerians living in South Africa, to sympathise and reassure them of the government’s commitment to protecting their lives and property and promoting peaceful co-existence.
He is also expected to preside over the South Africa/Nigeria Bi-National Commission alongside his host, during which a progress report will be presented and a joint communiqué signed.
Finally, the President and his entourage will participate in a South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum with their host counterparts before returning on Friday, October 4.
Accompanying the President are Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and 7 other Governors.
Among the ministers are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite; Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd); Minister of Power, Eng. Saleh Mamman; Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; and Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum.
Also in the entourage are the Chairman/CEO Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa; National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd); and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.