World leaders celebrate Nigeria at 61

Leaders across the globe have felicitated with Nigeria and its on the celebration of the country’s 61st independence anniversary.

French President Emmanuel Macron, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind extended their congratulatulatory messages to Nigeria.

Kovind, according to Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the Indian leader observed the friendly and deep-rooted tie between his country and Nigeria.

“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 gained strength,” the Indian president said.

Merkel wished Buhari greater successes in the challenging task of leading Nigeria and her about 200 million people.

Mrs Merkel, who thanked President Buhari for his kind words and felicitation for her recently, telephoned the President on Thursday.

Macron extended France’s congratulations to the Nigerian people and the President in a letter.

Macron’s letter partly reads: “On the occasion of the national day of the federal republic of Nigeria, I am pleased to extend to you, on my behalf and on behalf of the French people, my warmest congratulations, which also go to all Nigerian Citizens.

“You know my personal attachment to the relationship between France and Nigeria, the continent’ leading economic and demographic power. I firmly believe that it is in the mutual interest of our two countries to strengthen this relation at all fronts.”

“We can do even more together because France and Nigeria share many common interests, both on regional, security and global issues. I, therefore, hope that our countries will intensify their exchanges on all these subjects.



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