The Federal Government has signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with the USA, India, Morocco and Rwanda.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this in a post on his Twitter handle, @hadisirika.
“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 minister tweeted.
The development is coming after experts have called on the federal government to review the country’s BASAs.
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.
BASA, founded on the principle of reciprocity, is a deal that enables a country’s airlines to enjoy equal leverage, in terms of flight operations, in countries with which their home country has an air agreement.