Acting South African High Commissioner, Bobby Moroe to Nigeria has tasked South Africa and Nigeria to pioneer the processes of industrialisation, trade and investment on the African continent.

Moroe gave the charge while addressing newsmen on the occasion of the country’s anniversary of the National Freedom Day in Abuja on Wednesday.

The envoy said that both countries were the biggest economies on the continent and could advance the interest of other countries in line with its agenda for 2063.

The Heads of State and Governments of the African Union adopted Agenda 2063 at their Ordinary Assembly held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2015.

The Agenda 2063 is a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny.

He said “These are the two countries that are poised firmly and strongly through their strong economies and international role that they play in global institutions of governance to make sure that they advance the interest of the continent.