Buhari to visit South Africa on Wednesday for xenophobic attacks

President Buhari will depart Abuja on Wednesday on a three-day State Visit to the Republic of South Africa, following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The purpose of the visit is to discuss welfare of Nigerians, and also seek common grounds for building harmonious relations between the two nations.

The visit is also to solve the issue of recent xenophobic attacks, the evacuation of hundreds of Nigerians and the exchange of visits by Special Envoys of Presidents Buhari and Ramaphosa.

President Buhari will also hold a town hall meeting with Nigerians who reside in the South Africa during the visit.

President Buhari along with his delegation including Nigerian business representatives will also participate at a South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum with their host counterparts during the visit.

President Buhari will be accompanied by Governor of Kano State, Plateau State and Ebonyi State.

Other Delegates are National Security Adviser, Major Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; and Chairman of Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri.

Some of the Ministers who will accompany The President include, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Defence, Minister of Power, Minister of Interior, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Minister of Police Affairs, and Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment.

National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; and Chairman/CEO Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri.

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