President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to begin a three-day State Visit on October 3rd to South Africa, to discuss the safety of Nigerians still living in that country with President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The visit is coming against the background of recent xenophobic attacks, the evacuation of some Nigerians, and the exchange of visits by Special Envoys of Presidents Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa aimed at addressing the issue.
The visit will provide an opportunity for both leaders to strengthen and deepen political, economic and social relations between both countries.
Buhari is expected to visit Ramaphosa for a meeting during which issues of mutual benefit to both countries would be discussed and will also meet the Nigerian Consulate General in Johannesburg.
It is expected that Nigeria as a leader in Africa would remind South Africa of the role it played to end apartheid regime in that country and of its commitment to ensuring unity among Africans regardless of their differences.