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South African Zuma To Address National Assembly

Posted: Mar 3, 2016 at 5:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

South African President Jacob Zuma will address the Nigerian National Assembly during a state visit to the country and is to be accompanied by at least six members of his cabinet for the two-day visit next week.

A South African presidency statement said the visit is at the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari and Zuma “is expected to address the joint session of the National Assembly of Nigeria‚ and will together with President Buhari address the South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum”, the local South African media outfit, Times LIVE, reported.

“To date‚ there are over 120 South African companies doing business in Nigeria in various sectors‚ including telecommunications‚ aviation‚ tourism‚ banking‚ property‚ retail‚ entertainment and the fast food‚” it said.

“With its large population and vast natural resources‚ especially oil and gas‚ Nigeria is South Africa’s key trading partner on the continent‚ providing significant opportunities for its exports and investments and is ranked seventh in terms of South Africa’s total trade in Africa.”

Zuma will be accompanied on March 8 and 9 by the ministers of international relations‚ defence‚ trade and industry‚ home affairs‚ energy‚ and mineral resources‚ as well as a South African business delegation.