President Ram Nath Kovind of India has congratulated the
government and people of Nigeria on the occasion of the
61st Independence Anniversary on October 1.
The President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement
on Thursday, in Abuja said the Indian president’s
congratulatory message was conveyed in a letter addressed
to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
In the congratulatory letter, Kovind extended his best wishes
to the Nigerian leader as well as the continued prosperity of
‘‘India and Nigeria have warm, friendly and deep-rooted ties.
Our multifaceted relations have further been expanded and
strengthened by regular and cordial engagements at various
levels. India and Nigeria have strong relations. Despite
challenges during the pandemic, our economic relations have
‘‘Please accept my best wishes for Your Excellency’s good
health and well-being as well as for the continued prosperity
and progress of the friendly people of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria,’’ Kovind said.