Nigeria set to sign more Bilateral Air Services Agreements in 2021 – Minister

Nigeria set to sign more Bilateral Air Services Agreements in 2021 – Minister

<p class="">Nigeria is set to sign more Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) in 2021, Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said in Abuja on Thursday.</p>

<h1>Nigeria signed the instrument of ratification of BASA with the U.S.A., India, Morocco and Rwanda in 2020.</h1>

<p class="">Fielding questions when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation to defend the ministry’s 2021 budget, Sen. <strong>Sirika </strong>said it proposed to spend N78 billion on capital expenditure in 2021 with emphasis on approved aviation roadmap.</p>

<p class="">He said the roadmap, which would be implemented through Public, Private Partnership, included the establishment of a national carrier, the establishment of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility and the development of Agro Cargo Infrastructure.</p>

<p class="">Others, he said, were the establishment of an Aviation Leasing Company and an Aerospace University with support from the International Civil aviation Organisation.</p>

<p class="">The committee chairman, Hon. <strong>Nnolim Nnaji</strong>, earlier said it expected maximum cooperation of the minister and those of the chief executives of agencies under its supervision in providing documents relevant to the consideration of the budget. </p>

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