Nigeria has no regrets fighting apartheid in South Africa, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWO

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said Nigeria has no regrets fighting the scourge of apartheid in South Africa until a full democratic system was established in the country.

Receiving the outgoing South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lulu Louis Mnguni at the State House, President Buhari said Nigeria made lots of sacrifices during the years of apartheid to ensure that full rights were restored to all citizens, irrespective of the colour of their skin.

The President, in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday, said Nigeria would continue to strengthen its historic and fraternal relationship with South Africa.

The President, who congratulated Mnguni on the successful completion of his duty tour, said bilateral relations between Nigeria and South Africa would be improved, especially in trade where both countries have areas of competitive advantage.

In his remarks, the outgoing envoy expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for all the support he received in Nigeria.

He said the relationship between both countries has a long history of brotherliness and partnership in promoting the African cause, adding that he would return to South Africa with fond memories of Nigeria.

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