NIGERIA – The special envoy sent to South Africa by President Muhammadu Buhari, has returned to the country after meeting with South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa.
The special envoy, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar held a closed door meeting with President Ramaphosa on Friday afternoon, where he conveyed President Buhari’s concern over recent events in South Africa, in the context of the strong and cordial relations that characterise the interaction between the two countries.
Although the envoy did not make any comment after the meeting, South African officials however hinted of President Muhammadu Buhar’s State visit to South Africa next month as scheduled.
The South African president thereafter reaffirmed his country’s relationship with Nigeria, insisting that it remains firm and strong and that the two partners were resolute in their shared commitment to build an Africa at peace with itself and others.
He says President Buhari conveyed his commitment to the values of prosperity and the advancement of Africa that are shared by both countries and pledged Nigeria’s readiness to assist south Africa in establishing the root causes of and developing sustainable solutions to the challenges concerned.