Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari will soon be hosting his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma on a state visit in Abuja.
According to the Vice President who returned from a visit to South Africa on Sunday night, both leaders are now working to boost the diplomatic relations of the two nations.
In South Africa, Osinbajo also held brief meetings over the weekend with both Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, where issues of common interests to both Nigeria and South Africa were discussed.
His Media Aide, Laolu Akande, noted in a statement that the VP also commissioned a new Consular section building of the Nigerian High Commission office in Pretoria on Saturday.
Akande said Osinbajo told journalists after separate meetings with the South African leaders that the meetings went very well and that they were helpful in further establishing the traditional friendships between the two countries.
Osinbajo who held several engagements over the weekend in South Africa, including private events, met the South African leaders in Midrand on the sidelines of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) policy conference in Midrand.
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He assured both South African and Nigerian media that the ties between both countries would be further strengthened under the Buhari administration, observing that “there is chemistry between President Buhari and President Zuma.”
During his stay in South Africa, Osinbajo attended the annual Pan-Africa prophetic gathering hosted by the House of Revival Church in Brakpan.