Nigeria: FG Signs Bilateral Air Service Agreement With United States

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed bilateral air service agreements with USA, India, Morocco and  Rwanda.

This was announced by the Minister for Aviation Haji Sirika on Tuesday.

A copy of the agreements uploaded by the minister showed that Buhari signed the instrument of ratification on September 30th.

The Federal Executive Council had on July 29th ratified the air transport agreement between Nigeria and the United States at its virtual meeting.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that with the ratification, Nigeria will take advantage of the agreement to strengthen economic, social and cultural ties with the US.

Newsmen reports that as of October 19, 2019 the Bilateral Air Service Agreements between Nigeria and other countries around the world had risen to 92.

BASA is an air transport agreement between two countries and it liberalises commercial civil aviation services between the concerned nations by allowing designated airlines to operate commercial flights, covering transportation of passengers and cargoes.

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