Secure Business Interests Of Nigerians To Reciprocate FG’s Gesture, Lawan Tells South Africa
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has told the South African authorities to reciprocate the Nigerian Government’s gesture by ensuring that the business interests of Nigerians in South Africa are secured.
Lawan stated this when a three-man delegation led by the High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, Mr. Thamsanga Dennis Mseleku, paid a visit to his office on Thursday in Abuja.
Other members on the visiting delegation include: Mr. Bobby J. Moroe, Minister Plenipotentiary; and Ms. Boipelo Lefatshe, First Secretary Political.
According to the Senate President, efforts by both countries to secure the business interest of its nationals would create better chances of employment for their citizens across board and guarantee stronger economic prospects for Nigeria and South Africa.
“For quite some time now, there are many South African companies that find Nigeria to be home, we are trying to see if we can achieve the same in South Africa.
“But I want to assure you that we will continue to support the Executive arm of government in Nigeria to ensure that all South African business interests are protected.
“I will however urge that we are able to bring both countries together, that is to mean it shouldn’t be an isolationist sort of arrangement.
“When you have your businesses here, we should have Nigerians given the opportunity to participate in those businesses after some time. I believe that doing so will breed a closer relationship in terms of economic and social engagements,” Lawan said.