Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Corporate Affairs
Salman Khurshid October 2 unveiled the foundation stone of
India-Nigeria Friendship Hospital Project in Nigeria Capital
Nigerian Minister of State for
Federal Capital territory Abuja, Navy Captain Caleb Olumolade and
Dr Shabihul Hassan, Chairman of this project, were present on the
The ceremony was also attended by Dr
Okwesilieze Nwodo, National Chairman of Nigeria's Ruling Peoples'
The Project will be completed in two
years and will be the biggest healthcare project of its kind in
Salman Khurshid, as the head of an official Indian delegation, paid
a 4-day visit to Abuja from September 29 to 2nd October 2010 as
representative of India at the 50th Independence Day celebrations
The unveiling of India-Nigeria Friendship Hospital Project will
further strengthen the already robust Indo-Nigerian friendship, as
Nigeria is the largest trading partner of India in Africa.
Bilateral annual trade turnover
exceeds US $ 9 billion. Both share common perspectives on
international political, social and development issues and these
have manifested in various meetings at UN, WTO, etc.
India and Nigeria have regularly
exchanged visits at governmental and commercial levels to
strengthen bilateral economic and commercial relations.
Indian companies have sizeable
investments in Nigeria in textiles, chemicals, electrical
equipment, pharmaceuticals, plastics, fishing etc.