,South Africa President , Mr. Jacob Zuma inspecting guard pof honour mounted for him during the one-day official visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja …yesterday (08-03-2016). GODWIN OMOIGUI

President Jacob Zuma

Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday in Abuja said Nigeria and his country were working together to sort out the controversy over the $9 million impounded by the South African authorities after being found on an aircraft belonging to Ayo Oritsejafor, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

While answering questions from journalists, Zuma said: “With regard to the things that were either confiscated or went to‎ South Africa, the two governments are working on those matters, the relevant structures are working on it, but there are some that the necessary departments are doing the investigations.

“We will appreciate if we succeed in recovering all other things in South Africa so that they will be returned.”

The Nigerian authorities claimed that the money was meant for the purchase of arms and ammunition