Statement by the Government of the Republic of South Africa on the current health status of President Musa Yar’Adua, 17 December 2009.

Pretoria-The Government and the People of the Republic of South Africa would like to express its solidarity with the Government and the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the current status of H.E President Musa Yar’Adua.

In this connection we extend our prayers for his speedy recovery and reaffirm our confidence in Nigeria’s democracy and its leadership.

Throughout its 49 years of existence, Nigeria has always provided quality leadership to the continent, and in this regard the South African Government calls on the Nigerian leaders to provide leadership to their people during this sombre moment.

In the same vein, the Government of the Republic of South Africa would like to reaffirm the strong bilateral and cordial relations that exist between our two countries and its unalloyed support to the Government and the People of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

For more information please contact Chief Director Public Diplomacy Kgomotso Saul Molobi on +27 82 940 4396

Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag x 152
Pretoria
0001

17 December 2009

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