Minister for Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has signed Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with United States of America, India, Morocco, Rwanda.
A BASA is an air transport agreement between two countries and it liberalises commercial civil aviation services between the concerned nations by allowing designated airlines to operate commercial flights, covering transportation of passengers and cargoes.
Sirika, who uploaded copies of the agreements showed that Buhari signed the instruments of ratification on September 30.
The Minister, in a tweet, said: “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.”
The Federal Executive Council, at its virtual meeting on July 29, ratified the air transport agreement between Nigeria and the United States.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had told journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at the end of the Council meeting that with the ratification, Nigeria will take advantage of the agreement to strengthen economic, social and cultural ties with the US.