Mar 07, 2023

WTC Abuja celebrated along with other dignitaries, the 74th Republic Day of India at the India High Commission which was hosted by the High Commissioner of India, Mr. G. Balasubramanian.

This event was celebrated on Thursday, 26th January, 2023 at the Chancery premises in presence in the members of Indian community, Nigerian dignitaries, and friends from Media. It started by unfurling of the National Flag by the High Commissioner of India, G. Balasubramanian, followed by singing of the National Anthem of India and Nigeria respectively.

High Commissioner in his speech, addressed the gathering and read the address of the President of India H.E. Mrs. Droupadi Murmu to the Nation. In his address, he stated that “the shared growth and shared responsibility has been India’s watchword in bilateral relations and is looking forward to receive the President of Nigeria for the G-20 Summit in India on 9th and 10th September, 2023”.

He also highlighted that “India and Nigeria enjoy a warm, friendly and deep-rooted bilateral relations. India with the population of 1.3 billion and Nigeria over 210 million are large developing and democratic countries with multi-religious, multi-ethic and multi linguist societies”.

In his remarks, the High Commissioner said “Nigeria is the largest trading partner of India in Africa and India has traditionally been Nigeria’s largest trading partner. We have about 135 Indian companies in the manufacturing and services sectors in Nigeria with over $19billion investment employing a large number of Nigerian friends over the last four decades. Capacity building and upscaling of the scales have been the strong forte in the bilateral relationship and expressed his hopes of fostering more diplomatic ties this new year”.

WTC Abuja witnessed the cultural performances of Indian as well as Nigerian artist while networking and introducing the services and opportunities in partnering with WTC Abuja.