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Nigeria, Seychelles Sign BASA Direct Flights

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.
The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.

Following the approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the memorandum on signing and ratification of an air service agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Seychelles, both countries have ratified the agreement as via the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA).

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, using the platform of the ongoing International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) event in Abuja, led officials of the ministry to sign the agreement while the Republic of Seychelles’ Minister of Transport, Mr. Anthony Derjacques signed on behalf of his country.

During the ceremony, both ministers underscored the importance of the BASA as it will promote air services and connectivity between both countries, enhance business and promote tourism.

They both agreed that the signing would further promote the African Union Agenda 2063 and called on citizens of both countries to latch on to the opportunities of the agreement for their mutual benefit.

Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has signed both a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and initial Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Senegal, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Finland, Cameroon, Morocco, Suriname, India, Sudan and Uganda. 

Also, the ministry has held discussions on how to further implement the Open Skies Agreement, signed 30 years ago, with the United States of America.

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