Nigeria, Seychelles Ratify BASA, To Commence Direct Flights Soon

Caption : Aviation Day celebrations: ICAO President Salvatore Sciacchitano, HMA Senator Hadi Sirika, DGCA Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, Dr O.B Aliu & wife and other global Aviation officials set to cut Cake to Mark Aviation Day celebrations in Abuja Nigeria on 7th December, 2022

Nigeria and Seychelles have ratified the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA)signed by both countries.

This followed the approval of the Federal Executive Council of the Memorandum on signing and ratification of BASA.
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika using the platform of the ongoing International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) event holding in Abuja, led officials of the Ministry to sign BASA while the Republic of Seychelles Minister of Transport, Mr. Anthony Derjacques, signed on behalf of his country.

A statement by the. Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation on Public Affairs, James Odaudug , said that during the ceremony, the two 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 the opportunities of the BASA for their mutual benefits.

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

The Ministry has also had discussions on how to further implement the open skies Agreement, signed 30 years ago, with the United States of America.

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