According to South Africa’s President, there are over 100 South African companies in Nigeria. Wait, there’s more. Nigerians, who are also one of the top spenders in the UK, contributed $88.6million to South Africa’s economy in the last year alone.
“VENTURES AFRICA – A total of 73, 282 Nigerian tourists visited South Africa last year, contributing almost R800 million ($88.6m) to the country’s economy, President Jacob Zuma disclosed last night.
He was speaking at the end of official bilateral talks with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan.
“This is a 13.8% increase to the 64 402 Nigerian tourists who visited South Africa in 2011. We welcome this upward trend,” Zuma told the media and delegations from both countries.
“Our records indicate that Nigerian tourists contributed a total of R720 million to the South African economy last year.”
Zuma urged South Africans to also visit Nigeria and explore “this sister country” which has historically played a prominent role in the continent and in world affairs.
Nigeria and South Africa are long-haul destinations from each other. But Nigerians are known for travelling to many far-flung destinations all over the world.
Nigeria, however, would have to embark on a huge marketing campaign to attract South African tourists to visit their shores. . .”
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