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Indian Prime Minister Modi Sends Special Delegation To Tinubu’s Inauguration

Indian prime minister, Shri Narendra Modi has sent a special delegation led by the Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh to the inauguration of Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu.

The Indian High Commission in Nigeria disclosed in a statement on Saturday that Mr. Singh will arrive in Abuja today ahead of Tinubu as Nigeria’s 16th President on Monday, May 29.

The statement reads,  “The visit of Mr. Rajnath Singh reflects the growing bilateral relations between India and Nigeria and signifies India’s commitment to strengthening ties with Nigeria.

“Mr. Singh is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising senior officials from the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs of India. Mr. Singh is the most senior Minister in the Government of India.

“It is significant that given special relations with Nigeria, the Government of India has invited Nigeria as a guest county to participate in all the G20 meetings during her G20 Presidency in 2023.

“Minister Singh is expected to have a special message to the President-elect of Nigeria regarding the G20.

“The G20 summit, 2023 will be held in New Delhi on 9-10 Sep 2023 with the Heads of States of the member countries & Invited guest Countries.

“As India continues to enhance its engagements in Africa, the visit of Defence Minister Singh to Abuja marks a significant step in deepening the bilateral relationship between India and Nigeria, setting the stage for a new chapter of cooperation and partnership between the two nations” the statement added.

KanyiDaily recalls that the Federal Government had declared Monday, May 29, 2023, as a work-free day for all employees to commemorate the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s 16th-elected President.

Tobias Sylvester

Tobias Sylvester is the news editor for Kanyi Daily News and is based in Lagos. Contact Tobias at Got a confidential tip? Submit it here

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