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Zuma concludes two-day State visit to Nigeria

President Zuma made a passionate appeal to both South Africa and Nigeria to unite and work together.

President Jacob Zuma with his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari. Picture: Samson Omale/EWN.

ABUJA - President Jacob Zuma has concluded his two-day State visit by addressing the South Africa-Nigeria Business Council in Abuja.

President Zuma made a passionate appeal to both South Africa and Nigeria to unite and work together towards achieving the vision of a prosperous Africa in which all of its citizens can benefit from its natural resources.

Relations between both countries was strengthened and if the body language of both leaders is anything to go by, then the visit by any means was highly successful.

While Zuma harped on the need for promotion of prosperity, good governance, peace and security and a better life for citizens of both Countries, President Muhammadu Buhari was more concerned in consolidating on past relationship while opening new areas of bilateral relations.

After the State banquet on Tuesday, the interface on the final day of the visit between ministers and deputy Ministers, representatives of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, representatives of Organised Business from both Nigeria and South Africa and Captains of Industry provided yet another opportunity to open new trade frontiers between Africa's biggest economies.

Buhari is expected to return the visit following Zuma's invitation.