On 21st January 2020, H.E., Nigerian President, Mahamadou Issoufou and External Affairs Minister, Govt. of India Dr. S. Jaishankar jointly inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC) in Western African state of Niger. This is the first convention centre made by India in Africa as a major aspect of its outreach to the continent. The milestone project has been finished in a short duration of 14 months by NBCC, a Navratra CPSE under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). Shri Rajendra Chaudhari, Director (Commercial) NBCC was also present at the inauguration event.