Cape Town - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says it is imperative that Africa's two biggest economies work together for the good of the continent.
He was speaking to journalists at Tuynhuys in Cape Town after talks with President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday.
"Nigeria and South Africa must come together, must work together to help the continent of Africa. If we refuse to move the continent, to give direction, we will be considered failures and we do not want to be entered into the Guinness Book of Records of failures."
Jonathan is paying his first state visit to South Africa and will attend the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town this week.
The governments of South Africa and Nigeria signed nine agreements and memoranda of understanding on Tuesday, pledging co-operation in, among others, defence, gas exploration, and