The South Africa authorities are anticipating President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit in October, despite the recent killings that has occured during the week
A statement for the South African presidency on Saturday explains that the Nigerian leader would undertake a State Visit to the country sometime in October.
This comes amid growing concerns after Nigeria pulled out of the World Economic Summit taking place in the country over the attacks on its citizens.
Despite recent events, the South Africa government is optimistic that President Buhari’s state visit to the country will go as scheduled.
However, the Nigerian government has yet to confirm if the visit would take place.
This followed a meeting between South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and the special envoy from Nigeria, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, which held on Friday afternoon in Pretoria.
Ambassador Abubakar, who is the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), conveyed President Buhari’s concern at recent events in South Africa, in the context of the strong and cordial relations that characterise the interaction between the two countries.
On his part, President Ramaphosa reaffirmed the relationship between the countries as being firm and strong, adding that both nations have been resolute in their shared commitment to building an Africa at peace with itself and others.