- President Buhari has signed bilateral air service agreements with four countries
- The countries are the United States, India, Morocco and Rwanda
- Nigeria's aviation minister announced via Twitter the signing of the agreements on Tuesday, October 6
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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed bilateral air service agreements with the United States, India, Morocco, and Rwanda.
Hadi Sirika who is the minister of aviation announced this on Twitter on Tuesday, October 6.
The minister shared copies of the agreements which showed that the Nigerian president signed the instruments of ratification on Wednesday, September 30.
“I am glad to announce that Mr President, on behalf of Nigeria, has signed the instruments of ratification of the bilateral air service agreement between Nigeria and USA, India, Morocco as well as Rwanda."
Recall that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had on Wednesday, July 29 ratified the air transport agreement between Nigeria and the US at its virtual meeting.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, told newsmen 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.
Legit.ng gathers that bilateral air service agreements liberalise commercial civil aviation services between the countries involved by allowing designated airlines to operate commercial flights.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the Nigerian government would review all its existing bilateral air service agreements with the United Kingdom and other countries.
Onyeama made the statement following the UK's refusal to grant Air Peace, an indigenous Nigerian airline, landing permit to evacuate stranded Nigerians, despite getting a special landing right.
The foreign affairs minister said:
"The Nigerian Government will review its Air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable treatment of Nigerian carriers during this pandemic."
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