Nigerian President Bola Tinubu arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday after leaving Abuja for the India Summit at the special invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The President’s trip came hours after a warning strike by the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) over palliative measures to mitigate the impact of the removal of fuel subsidy.
In his absence, the Presidential Electoral Court of Appeal will rule on the petitions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labor Party (LP) and their presidential candidates challenging the victory of Tinubu, the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25, 2023 poll.
At the G20 summit, the Nigerian leader is expected to share Nigeria’s vision of “One Country – One Family – One Future”, focusing on the global unity needed to address the challenges facing humanity and the planet.
“While Nigeria’s G20 membership is desirable, the government has embarked on extensive negotiations to explore the benefits and risks of membership. “Once the negotiations are concluded, the government will decide whether or not to proceed with accession if necessary. President Tinubu’s participation in the G20 summit in India will help achieve this goal,” his spokesman, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale, said in an earlier statement .
The President traveled to India with foreign minister Yusuf Tuggar; Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Wale Edun; Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy Bosun Tijani; and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Uzoka-Anite.