By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, as Nigeria’s largest trade partner, Buhari appreciated the mutually beneficial Nigeria-India relationship and looked forward to expanding existing cooperation on energy, infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing and health.
The President recalled that under Prime Minister Modi, India hosted the successful India-Africa Forum in October 2015 and Nigeria proudly recognizes India as a strategic development partner on the continent.
The Nigerian leader wished the Indian Prime Minister a successful new term in office that ushers in more prosperity, progress and stability to the people of the world’s largest democracy.