President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi after his election victory under the platform of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
According to BBC, Indian PM Narendra Modi has secured another five-year term after winning a landslide general election victory.
His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks set to win about 300 of the 543 seats in parliament to the 282 seats the party won in 2014.
Heronationblog also gathers that main opposition alliance, which is headed by Rahul Gandhi’s Congress party, has admitted defeat.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a press release through the spokesman to the Presidency, Mr Garba Shehu while giving his congratulatory message said he wish to expand the existing cooperation between the two nations as India over the years has become Nigeria’s largest trade partner.
Garba Shehu noted:
“As Nigeria’s largest trade partner, President Buhari appreciates the mutually beneficial Nigeria-India relationship and looks forward to expanding existing cooperation on energy, infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing and health.
“The President recalls 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 wishes 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.” Garba Shehu gave.