President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged his administration will guarantee safety of lives, property and business interests of South Africans in Nigeria, even as xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa continues.
The president also promised to work with authorities in South Africa to “find a lasting solution to the involvement of a few Nigerians in criminal activities” in the country.
Those were parts of the outcome of the meeting between President Buhari’s envoy -led by Ahmed Rufai, head of the National Intelligence Agency- and the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Buhari media aide, Femi Adesina, had on Monday revealed part of the resolutions reached between the two countries.
“President Buhari further assured that the Nigerian Government will guarantee the safety of lives, property and business interests of South Africans in Nigeria.”- stated a report of by the envoy.
The report also stated Buhari’s willingness to collaborate with SA government to address the involvement of a few Nigerians in crimes in South Africa.
“The Special Envoy conveyed the assurance of President Buhari that the Nigerian Government is ready and willing to collaborate with the South African Government to find a lasting solution to the involvement of few Nigerians in criminal activities,” Mr Adesina said.
Recall that about 11 Nigerians have been reportedly killed in the renewed attacks that broke out last week.
Some South African locals have accused foreigners, especially Nigerians, of involving in criminal activities – Drug and human trafficking – reason for the attacks.