South Africa’s ruling Africa National Congress (ANC) on Friday hailed the stance of the Lagos State government on the coroner’s verdict in the September 12, 2014 Synagogue Church of All Nations’ building collapse in Lagos.
In addition, ANC particularly expressed appreciation to the state government for its assistance to South Africa in the aftermath of the disaster.
Most of the victims of the disaster were South Africans.
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize, the Treasurer General of the party, told Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during a courtesy visit that ANC is “very pleased to learn of your decision on the Synagogue disaster.
“Certainly, while we all appreciate the assistance that you made to ensure that all of the victims were repatriated back to South Africa, we would continue to support whatever work is being done on your side,” Mkhize said.
The ANC treasurer said the crux of the visit was to seek ways to strengthen bi-lateral trade between South Africa and Nigeria.
He said the trade level between both countries was currently on a high, adding that both countries stand to benefit from each other in terms of trade and investments.
Ambode, in his response, reiterated his administration’s commitment to boosting trade relations with South Africa, describing the visit as “a brotherhood meeting.”