In addition, our correspondent learned that the 2019 budget includes provisions for BASA and multilateral air services agreements (MASA) with more than 10 countries. Sirika did not provide details of the bilateral agreement in the information it published, but it should be noted that there is currently no direct inter-tower traffic between Nigeria and India. The pact, The Guardian has learned, aims to allow the free movement of commercial flights and their reciprocity as part of the reciprocal agreement. While airlines from the four countries operate in Nigeria, Nigerian airline Air Peace has been designated as a retaliatory airline on the U.S. and Indian lines. Zenith Travels` director of research and strategy, Fidel Olu Ohunayo, said governments that look after the interests of their local airlines must ensure that the interests of their original airlines are first protected, but in Nigeria, government officials sign agreements that have been reversed against the interests of Nigerian operators. That is why industry players are calling for the federal government to provide details of the recently signed agreement with India to ensure that Nigeria is not short-circuited. Experts have expressed support for withholding flight contracts when Nigerian airlines are unable to travel to countries heading to several destinations in Nigeria. He added that Nigeria would use the agreement to strengthen its economic, social and cultural relations with the United States. READ: NIPOST at odds with FIRS, says its stamp duty collection account is legal The minister said: “The agreement is the ratification of the bilateral air transport agreement between Nigeria and the United States, India, Morocco, as well as Rwanda.” Nigeria this week ratified a bilateral air services agreement with India, which strengthens air relations between the two countries. The deal comes weeks after Nigeria was included in India`s travel bubble list, allowing both airlines to resume flights.
Are flights between India and Nigeria imminent? Who would drive this road? The move comes after some experts also called on the federal government to review the country`s bilateral air transport agreements with other nations to protect Nigeria`s interests, including the interests of some private airlines. Many Nigerians travel to Addis Ababa or Dubai, but the federal government has named Air Peace after Bombay, and the agreement hopes that Indian airlines will also arrive in Nigeria. I am pleased to inform you that the President has signed, on behalf of Nigeria, the instruments for ratification of the bilateral air transport agreement between Nigeria and the United States, India, Morocco and Rwanda. 🇳🇬🇳🇬 🇲🇦🇷🇼🇺🇸🇮🇳🇳🇬🇳🇬🤝🤝🤝 pic.twitter.com/UHFx0VbqLW This week, Nigerian Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika announced that he had formally ratified the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) with India, the United States, Morocco and Rwanda. Most of the agreements have been signed in recent years and were still being ratified by both sides. They also said Nigeria should ensure that its own airlines take advantage of these agreements and not just deport them to foreign destinations, adding: “Other governments follow their airlines to do the leg work.” On 29 July, at its virtual meeting, the Federal Steering Committee ratified the air transport agreement between Nigeria and the United States.