SALLAH: DAKUKU URGES NIGERIANS TO EMBRACE LOVE AND PEACE ·        Assures of Better Days Ahead   The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has urged Nigerians to embrace love and ensure peaceful coexistence among one another as they celebrate Sallah.   The NIMASA DG who said that sallah celebration is not only a time for merriment, but a time for sober reflections on happenings in the country, expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome the challenges facing it in no distant time.   “I wish to assure Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government is very determined to take Nigeria to the next level, and this can only be achieved with the patience and cooperation of Nigerians”, he said.   Speaking further, Dr. Dakuku counseled Nigerians regardless of faith to show tolerance for one another as no religion preaches violence. “When we live together as one, we achieve a lot together and as such the country can move forward”, he said.   The NIMASA DG also used the opportunity to assure Nigerians of the resolve of the current Management of the Agency to make the Nigerian maritime sector of international standard in line with best global practices.
President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Twitter/Bashir Ahmed

President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa in October for talks on trade and the security of citizens.

According to a statement by the Senior special to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari accepted an invitation to visit the Ramaphosa to discuss “recurrent issues concerning the well-being of the Nigerian community in South Africa, and the need to promote trade and investment.

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However, a specific date wasn’t given.

In an earlier letter of invitation, the South African President said: “Your visit will provide an excellent opportunity for our sister countries to further consolidate and advance our strategic partnership and cooperation on matters of peace, security & socio-economic development in our continent.”

“We will discuss issues of mutual interest and concern in global governance.”

President Ramaphosa said the meeting will provide an opportunity to inaugurate a Bi-national commission for both countries to “effect the strategic decisions taken in 2016 to elevate it to the level of Heads of State.”

Dozens of Nigerian have been killed in South Africa in anti-immigrant attacks.