Nigeria To Review Nigeria-Algeria BASA As Keyamo Witnesses Uganda’s Inaugural Flight

Nigeria To Review Nigeria-Algeria BASA As Keyamo Witnesses Uganda’s Inaugural Flight

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation & Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo has assured the Algerian Ambassador, Mr. Hacine LALTI who paid him a courtesy call in his office of a review of the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between Algeria and Nigeria.

A statement signed by Odutayo Oluseyi, HPPA, quotes the Minister as saying that the demand for direct flights to Abuja would be achieved noting that the meetings of aeronautical engineers from both countries slated earlier for December would be brought forward tentatively to November 7th to Fastrack the BASA agreement review as demanded.

Speaking earlier, Ambassador LALTI expressed appreciation to the Minister for hosting him. He demanded for a review of the July 14th, 2022 agreement to include a direct flight to Abuja, saying that the government of Algeria has identified Nigeria and South Africa as business opportunities countries and is willing to partner with them.

Minister Keyamo has also said he is to witness the inaugural flight of Uganda to Nigeria. He made the assurance during a courtesy visit by the Uganda High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Nelson Ocheger.

Keyamo, while thanking the Ambassador for the visit said Nigeria and Uganda have a long history of brotherhood. He said the direct flight to be witnessed will mark the beginning of partnership between the two countries while noting that free trade agreement between African countries can only easily come through free Skies.

While inviting the Minister to the inaugural flight to Nigeria scheduled for Thursday, October 19th, 2023, Ambassador Nelson Ocheger also informed the Minister of the Business forum slated for Friday, October 21st, 2023 where business entrepreneurs from Uganda would meet their Nigerian counterparts for collaboration and business opportunities.

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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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