11 September 2015, Abuja – Pakistan has promised to assist Nigeria in the areas of agriculture, economy and power sector development.
The Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lt. Gen. Agha Farooq (retd.), who said this when he paid a courtesy visit on the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, explained that his country could assist Nigeria on irrigation development and power generation for fertilizer plants and small scale industries.
A statement from the Information office of the Pakistani High Commission on Friday in Abuja said the High Commissioner was accompanied by his personal assistant, Furqaan Hassan, and the Regional Head of Peel Aston Global Resources Limited for Africa, Khomeini Bukhari, during the visit.
It stated that the envoy expressed his country’s commitment to the prosperity and progress of Nigeria, adding that Pakistan had been cooperating with the country in the areas of education, agriculture and the economy for a long time.
The statement quoted Farooq as saying that Pakistan, with its huge human resources in agriculture, technology and industrial development, could help to deepen the growth of critical sectors in Nigeria.
The envoy said, “Pakistan has already built bridges and is looking to build new bridges as we very much honour and believe in the priority attention being given by President Muhammadu Buhari to agriculture, education and the economy and Pakistan is there to help the growth in this progression and to also contribute tangibly.”
Farooq also lauded Akiolu for his commitment to the peace and prosperity of Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.