President Muhammadu Buhari , in Pretoria, South Africa, has said authorities should be more pro-active in detecting early signals of violence between competitors, while migrants and companies should adhere to the local laws of host countries.
The President’s spokesman in a statement in Abuja, Garba Shehu, said the Nigerian leader stated this when he responded to questions during a news conference at the Union Building, alongside his host, President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Buhari called for more tolerance, vigilance and heightened security to ensure safety of citizens, noting that competition heralded by globalisation, especially with ease in migration, would only get more intense for businesses.
In his remarks, President Ramaphosa said the attacks on foreigners in South Africa, including Nigerians, were regrettable, assuring that his government would work hard to see an end to such attacks.
Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, signed agreements on the minutes of the 9th session of Bi-National Commission.