By Wilson Adekumola
The India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has detailed his Defence Minister, Mr Rajinath Singh, to lead delegation to the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu on Monday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
According to the letter made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, Singh, a special envoy to Nigeria, will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising senior officials from the Ministry of Defence and that of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
Singh is expected to arrive in the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday, ahead of the inauguration.
“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 a senior minister in the Government of India, sending such a senior minister to Nigeria as a special envoy of the Prime Minister of India reflects India’s commitment to the deep-rooted bilateral relations with Nigeria,” the letter read in parts.