According to India’s High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. Mahesh Sachdev, the Indian government now lead the United States in the purchase of Crude Oil from Nigeria.
He had disclosed this on Wednesday during a visit to Gov. Babangida Aliya, at his governor’s house residence in Minns. Sachdev stated that India had been buying more crude than the United Stated in the last three months. He also stated that Nigeria’s bilateral trade with India had hit the $10 billion mark also in the last three months.
“To reduce unemployment in Nigeria, the Indian government is now partnering with the Kano State Government for the establishment of a film city. We 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,” Sachdev said .
Responding, Governor Aliyu commended India for being one of the few countries in the world that had kept faith in the policy of strengthening the civil service, saying that the retention of the policy had helped the country to develop in all ramifications.
He therefore urged Nigeria to take a cue from India for the rapid economic development of the country, adding that if peace prevailed in all parts of the country the economy would be revived.