India High Commissioner in Nigeria Mr Mahesh Sachdev

Recent statistics have shown that the Government of India now leads the United States of America in the purchase of crude oil from Nigeria.
India High Commissioner in Nigeria Mr Mahesh Sachdev who disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the Niger State Governor Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu at government house in Minna on Wednesday said that recent statistics showed that India had been buying more of Nigeria?s crude than the United States government over the last three months.
Sachdev also said that bilateral trade between Nigeria and India had hit 10billion dollar mark while India?s investment in the country was valued at $16.6bn.
The envoy said that India will continue to cooperate with Nigeria to improve her economy adding that India will assist Nigeria in the capacity building of workers in both the public and private sectors as one of the ways to revamp Nigeria?s economy.
Sachdev said that to reduce unemployment in Nigeria the Indian government is now partnering with the Kano State government for the establishment of a film city adding that his home government will also collaborate with the Niger state government to create health care facilities and improve agriculture as well as embark on vocational training of youths towards self employment.
In his remarks Niger State Governor Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu commended India for being one of the few countries in the world that has kept faith the policy of strengthening the civil service saying that the retention of the policy has helped the country to develop in all ramifications.

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