India to award 500 scholarship slots to Nigerians


The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Shri Balasubramanian, on Wednesday said the country would offer 500 scholarships to Nigerians in 2023.

Mr Balasubramanian made this known during a courtesy visit to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

The envoy explained that his working visit to the agency was to promote information and communication exchange between the two countries.

Mr Balasubramanian said:

“We will be having a group of Journalists from Nigeria go to India, not on a course but” actually a field visit being organized to expose India.

“In other words, what India has been doing in the area of politics. We will not be doing it exclusively for Nigeria, but for West Africa, for about 30 people.

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“I am sure that Nigeria, being a part of G20, will be able to get more numbers, so we will be doing it after March and April.

“I will discuss it with you to get your recommendations also; we do award 500 scholarships every year to Nigerians, 250 of them are on the civilian side.

“We will be happy to reintroduce the further studies in the area of Mass Communication in a prestigious place and we have short term courses also.”

He added that Nigeria’s invitation as a guest participant to the G20 Summit scheduled to hold from Sept. 9 to 10 in New Delhi in India, would boost the opportunity to showcase the priority of developing countries to the world.