Minister Keyamo Advocates Patronage Of Local Catering On Qatar’s Nigeria-Doha Flights

Minister Keyamo Advocates Patronage Of Local Catering On Qatar’s Nigeria-Doha Flights

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has proposed patronage of local catering services on Qatar Airways’ return trips to Doha from Nigeria, an initiative that aligns with the principles of reciprocity outlined in the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) and aims to stimulate Nigeria’s local economy.

Keyamo made this proposal while actively engaging with Middle East aviation leaders at the ongoing Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A statement signed by Tunde Moshood, SA Media and Communications To The Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development says the forum hosted at the prestigious King Abdulaziz International Conference Center (KAICC), marks a pivotal moment for global aviation collaboration.

“At the behest of His Excellency Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport of the State of Qatar, and His Excellency Saleh Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Aviation Minister convened the meeting on the sidelines to deepen ties between Nigeria and the Middle East in the realm of air transportation and logistics.

The third edition of the Future Aviation Forum, themed “Elevating Global Connectivity,” underscores the importance of fostering innovation, sustainable air travel, and cultural exchange. By bringing together leaders from the aviation sector and adjacent industries, the forum serves as a catalyst for knowledge exchange and business opportunities in a dynamic economic sector.

Keyamo expressed gratitude to Minister Al-Sulaiti for his keen interest in Nigeria, affirming Nigeria’s openness to investment in civil aviation and other sectors of the economy. Emphasizing the importance of learning from Qatar’s success in airline operations, particularly exemplified by the global acclaim of Qatar Airways, the Minister sought collaboration to enhance Nigeria’s aviation sector,” said Moshood.

As the Future Aviation Forum continues until May 22, 2024, the Minister remains committed to forging strategic partnerships that will elevate Nigeria’s aviation industry on the global stage.




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Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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