President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa have committed to tackling shared challenges and fostering closer ties.

They held a bilateral meeting in Johannesburg.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said in a statement that the meeting was held at Radisson Blu Hotel.

Ramaphosa thanked President Tinubu for honouring the invitation to attend his inauguration.

“Thank you so much for coming for the inauguration.

“I was very happy to see my brother at the ceremony,” he said.

President Tinubu noted that Ramaphosa’s inaugural speech captured most of the challenges faced by African countries and the need for more collaboration among leaders and citizens to provide solutions.

“I really enjoyed your speech at the ceremony. I was delighted listening to you.

“We have lots of issues in common, and we need to work more closely together.

“It was a good celebration,” the President stated.

President Tinubu returned to Abuja yesterday.

His touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport at about 5:30pm.

The President left for South Africa on Monday from Lagos where he celebrated Eid-el-Adah. 

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