•Keyamo to witness Uganda’s inaugural flight to Nigeria
Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
The federal government has called for the review of the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between Algeria and Nigeria, noting that the demand for a direct flight to Abuja would be achieved.
The Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, assured the Algerian Ambassador, Mr. Hacine LALTI, who paid him a courtesy call in his office in Abuja, said the meetings of aeronautical engineers from both countries slated earlier for December would be brought forward tentatively to the 7th of November to Fastrack the BASA agreement review as demanded.
Speaking earlier, 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 the government of Algeria had identified Nigeria and South Africa as business opportunities countries and was willing to partner with them.
In a similar development, Keyamo is to witness the inaugural flight of Uganda to Nigeria.
He said this 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 would mark the beginning of partnership between the two countries while noting that free trade agreement between African countries can only easily come through free Skys.