Synagogue: ANC leaders commend Lagos stance on coroner’s inquest


The leadership of the Africa National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has commended the Lagos State government’s stance of the Coroner Verdict on the September 12, 2014 Synagogue building collapse in Lagos.
Speaking at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, during a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, the ANC Treasurer General, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize expressed appreciation to the state government for its effort in ensuring that the South African nationals who were involved in the unfortunate incident were successfully repatriated to the country for burial.
“We do appreciate this relationship, we must say that we are very pleased to learn of your decision in terms of the Synagogue disaster in Lagos last year.
“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.
Governor Ambode while responding, reiterated his government’s commitment to boosting trade relations with South Africa, describing the visit as “a brotherhood meeting”.
He listed the areas of cooperation to include the strengthening of security towards building a safer Lagos which will not only safeguard existing investments in Lagos, will also attract new businesses into the state.
“We have established Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment, so that we can strengthen bi-lateral relationship. We need more investors to come into Lagos so that we can create employment and grow our GDP.
“Whatever it is you think we can do to increase investors from …Read More

Source:: New Mail