President of the National Assembly, Senator Ahmad Lawan has urged Pakistan to assist Nigeria in the capacity building of her Defence Industry. According to him, the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria located in Kaduna is still working hard to see how they can start producing the kind of weapons that is needed in Nigeria.
The Senate President said the friendship between Pakistan and Nigeria which dated back to Nigeria’s Independence in 1960 had transformed into a brotherhood.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Pakistani Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed who led the delegation said the mission was basically to seek the support of Nigeria’s Senate for the candidacy of the Chairman of the Pakistani Senate.
In a statement signed by Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser to President of the Senate on Media, Lawan said both countries share a lot together in the area of security especially the Armed Forces. He noted that Pakistan has helped Nigeria with some of the weapons that the country need in fighting the insurgency.