WEB DESK – The President Mamnoon Hussain could not become the first Pakistani head of state to visit Nigeria in past three decades due to his busy schedule, explained foreign office spokesperson.
Replying to the question on Thursday, the foreign office of Pakistan’s spokesperson stated that there was scheduling issues in Mamnoon Hussain’s visit to Nigeria.
Spokesperson stated that “The President was scheduled to visit Nigeria from the April 21 on the invitation of the Nigerian President. There were scheduling difficulties.”
“You would recall that the President was scheduled to attend two investment and business events, one in Abuja and the other in Lagos. There were some issues with the Lagos visit and because of that the visit has been postponed,” she added.
Earlier, PakistanTribe reported that Mamnoon Hussan would be the first Pakistani President in last three decades to visit Nigeria from April 21.
President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan had extended the invitation to Mamnoon Hussain.
The foreign office had described the visit as an important one as it would be the first visit of any Pakistani president to Nigeria since last three decades.
Nigeria is an important member of D-8, OIC and the UN where the two countries closely collaborate. The trade relationsbetween Pakistan and Nigeria have improved considerably. The total volume of trade between the two countries almost doubled recently from earlier $ 30.677 millions in 2011-2012 to $ 67.361 million in 2012-2013.