SIALKOT: High Commissioner of Nigeria in Pakistan Maj-Gen (r) Ashimiyu A. Olaniyi Oon Mini has said that Nigeria was much keen to promote the strengthened mutual trade ties with Pakistan, saying that it was high time to develop Business-to-Business contacts between Pakistan and Nigeria.
He stated this while addressing an important meeting of Sialkot exporters held at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here. SCCI President Khawaja Masud Akhtar presided over the meeting. SCCI SVP Waqas Akram Awan, Vice President Aamir Hameed Bhatti and Pakistan Gloves Industry’s Leader Muhammad Younas were also present on this occasion.
Nigerian High Commissioner added that there were bright opportunities to establish joint ventures with Pakistan in textile, surgical, sports goods, gloves and other sectors. He said that several Nigerian companies were showing keen interest, in this regard.
He said that Pakistan was reliable trade partner of Nigeria due to which Nigeria was considering to increase mutual trade volume between Pakistan and Nigeria as well.
Nigerian High Commissioner assured the Sialkot exporters’ easy access to international trade markets of Nigeria , asking the Sialkot exporters to also divert their business activities to Nigeria.
He said that Sialkot exporters must focus on diverting their business activities to Nigeria to take the complete trade and export-related benefits in Nigeria.
He stressed the need of making all out sincere efforts to develop strengthened mutual trade ties between Pakistan and Nigeria, besides, assuring the regular exchange of mutual trade delegations and sharing the updated trade information about Nigerian trade between the two countries.
SCCI President Khawaja Masud Akhtar said that development in mutual trade ties between Pakistan and Nigeria was the need of the time. He said that Nigeria should also focus on the direct trade of the Sialkot-Pakistan made surgical instruments and sports goods instead of purchasing these product from European Countries on high prices.
SCCI SVP Waqas Akram Awan stressed the need of the early removal of the impediments from the way of increasing trade and exports from Sialkot-Pakistan to Nigeria.
Earlier, the Nigerian High Commissioner Maj-Gen (Rtd) Ashimiyu A. Olaniyi Oon Mini also visited several leading industrial units in Sialkot. He took keen interest in the several processes of production of sports goods and surgical instruments.
He said that Nigeria and other African countries could be a main market of Sialkot-made sports goods, surgical instruments , gloves, musical instruments and other export products as well…#