By ISRAEL LAR
Bilateral agreement /trade deals between South Africa and Nigeria have been strengthened following the recent xenophobic attack on Africans in that country, especially Nigerians.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong revealed this recently while answering questions from journalists at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos shortly after his return from South Africa.
Lalong, who was among the few top Nigerian officials who accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to South Africa said the two leaders were sensitive and mature in their discussion, said, Nigerians who earlier left due to the xenophobic attack on them can go back to continue with their businesses as such issues would not repeat itself again.
On his victory at the tribunal, the Northern Governors Chairman said, he is ready to carry all alone, as the victory is not only his, but, the victory of plateau people, adding that, the people of the state were vindicated and validated following the votes they gave the Rescue Government the second time.
Gov. Lalong said he was focused on taking the state to the next level, and implored all, including the opposition to join hands with his administration so as to move the state forward
The agreement was made recently when the leaders of the two countries, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and his South Africa counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa met in Johannesburg.