Connect with us

News

South African special envoys arrive Aso Villa for meeting with Buhari

Published

on

South African special envoys arrive Aso Villa for meeting with Buhari

The three special envoys sent by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, have arrived the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The meeting cane on the heels of violent xenophobic attacks targeted at foreigners in the Southern African country, including Nigerians, leading to killings, looting and burning of business premises belonging to foreigners.

It would be recalled that President Buhari had earlier sent the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai-Abubakar to President Ramaphosa to register Nigeria’s displeasure with the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.

Read also: #XENOPHOBIA: Fani-Kayode reveals name of man who can help end attacks in S’Africa

The visit of the special envoys is seen as a move by the government of South Africa to avoid a major diplomatic row with Nigeria.

The envoys, led by the Acting South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bobby Monroe, arrived at the Villa by 2.15pm.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations