President Muhammadu Buhari will soon be hosting his South African counterpart on a state visit in Abuja to boost diplomatic relations of the two nations, Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has revealed.
The Vice President who just returned from a visit to South Africa held brief meetings over the weekend with both President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, his spokesman Laolu Akande said in a statement to Simonateba.com.
Osinbajo also commissioned a new Consular section building of the Nigerian High Commission office in Pretoria on Saturday.
He said the meetings reviewed “some of the critical areas both countries are expecting to deal with in the coming years”. He added: “You know, President Zuma will be visiting Nigeria very shortly.”
Osinbajo, who held several engagements over the weekend in South Africa, including private events, met the South African leaders in Midrand on the sidelines of the ruling African National Congress, ANC policy conference in Midrand.
During his stay in South Africa, Pastor Osinbajo attended the annual Pan-Africa Prophetic Gathering hosted by the House of Revival Church in Brakpan and was hosted to a Business dinner by the members of the South African Chamber of Commerce and also held an interactive session with Nigerians based in the country.
He urged Nigerians and South Africans to put aside any difference and pursue prosperity across the two countries.
“We need to create an enabling environment where people who want to do business don’t have to compromise themselves, there are those who would rather not do business if they have to compromise,” the Vice President said.