PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA VISITS NIGERIA ON WEDNESDAY

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA VISITS NIGERIA ON WEDNESDAY

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa will be visiting Nigeria on Wednesday for the first time since taking over power from Jacob Zuma in February this year.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to meet with his counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss how to boost economic ties between both nations. Former president Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria in 2016 to discuss issues relating to the treatment of South African businesses in Nigeria, different positions on a number of international issues as well as complaints from Nigerians in South Africa on lack of investment opportunities.

Also, it is expected that both leaders will address the recent xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. According to the senior special adviser to the Nigerian president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri Erewa 117 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa between 2016 and 2018.

The latest incident only occurred last week when a young Nigerian was shot dead in his home sparking outrage among the Nigerian community in South Africa. However, some analyst argued that the discussions maybe centered on the 39 trillion rands free trade zone agreement which is still pending as Africa’s two leading economies Nigeria and South Africa are yet to sign the agreement.

It is also expected that President Muhammadu Buhari will be looking into the trade agreement to strengthen Nigeria’s economy as well as addressing the issue of xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa

SABC News

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