Buhari departs Abuja for South Africa on official 3-day visit

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on the 2nd of Oct 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to face South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa weeks after Nigerians were subjected to xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg.

South African nationals launched attacks on migrants from other African countries, including Nigerians, for supposedly committing crimes and taking jobs from locals. South African nationals looted and burnt their places of business in suburbs of Johannesburg and surrounding areas early in September.

The attacks caused diplomatic tensions between Nigeria and South Africa as hundreds were evacuated back to Nigeria.

Several Ministers including Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje (far left) will accompany the President on the South Africa state visit

Ministers on the trip with President Buhari are Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Affairs), Bashir Magashi (Defence), Saleh Mamman (Power), Rauf Aregbesola (Interior), Olamilekan Adegbite (Mines and Steel Development), Maigari Dingyadi (Police Affairs), and Mariam Katagum (State for Industry, Trade and Investment).

Others on Buhari’s delegation are National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ahmed Abubakar and Chairman/CEO of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Source: Pulse Nigeria

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