Ambassador Manta meets AYIDSA leaders in Pretoria

    The National Executive Committee of Association of Yoruba in Diaspora South Africa has paid a courtesy visit on the Nigeria`s new Ambassador to the Nigeria High Commission in Pretoria.

    Led by their president Dr. Olusola Agbeniyi, the committee at the meeting with Ambassador Muhammad Manta discussed issues bothering on issues concerning Nigerians welfare in South Africa were discussed.

    Among issues discussed during the meeting include the current hotel quarantine charges for Nigerians in South Africa visiting Nigeria, Difficulties facing by the senior citizens who are pensioners in going for biometric in Abuja before collecting the pensions.

    The group also wants the high commissioner to motivate the appropriate authorities to relieve the burden by suggesting that biometrics can be done in South Africa via OIC or related offices.

    They also raised the Issue of proper documentation via a database of Nigerians in South Africa via proper data base, as well as concern about insecurity in Nigeria.

    Responding the High Commissioner, Ambassador Muhammed Manta promised to prioritize the welfare and benefits of all Nigerians in South Africa.

    The new high commissioner however promised to work with all the relevant stakeholders to find a solution to all the issues raised, while encouraging Nigerians in South Africa to be good citizens. Good representatives of their country.

    At the were AYIDSA Vice president, Prof Adedayo Yusuf, Welfare affairs secretary, Elder Dare Olusan, and Vice-chairman Hall of paladins, Prof Sunday Ojo .


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