Saturday, 25 October 2014

South Africa Returns Seized $15million, Says "Relation With Nigeria Is Priceless"

The South African Government has returned the $15m earlier seized from Nigeria.

This disclosure was made by South African Ambassador to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, at a news conference on Friday.

The country had, on September 5, 2014, seized $9.3m cash belonging to Nigeria and a month later seized another $5.7m, claiming that both funds were to be used for illegal purchase of arms.
But Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, explained that the transactions were legal, urging the South African Government to stop actions that could degenerate to a diplomatic showdown.
Mnguni also spoke on the collapsed building in the Synagogue church in Lagos State and its effect on the relationship between the two countries.

He said that the two countries had come a long way and that the development would only make them remain stronger.
“South Africa’s relations with Nigeria has come a long way, so now this actually will make us much closer, to see how we can close some of these gaps that result in such accidents”, he said.
The South African ambassador added that the seizure of the funds was in no way related to the Synagogue collapse.

“South Africa’s relation with Nigeria is priceless; it cannot be sold for $15m”, he said.
The South African ambassador added that the seizure of the funds was in no way related to the Synagogue collapse.
“South Africa’s relation with Nigeria is priceless; it cannot be sold for $15m”, he said.

Source:
Daily Post Newspaper