FEC approves BASA with Qatar, Singapore
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with Qatar and Singapore.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, stated this while addressing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting.
The minister stated: “Singapore is becoming the most efficient and the biggest hub around the far eastern part of our globe, serving New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Indonesia, etc.
“We thought that in our efforts to also create a hub within Nigeria, the Central Africa will leverage on the opportunity to create air services between the two countries and, Qatar, being in the Middle East with robust aviation and strong carrier with ability to move goods and services in a very efficient and fast manner and also high value commodities by air, we saw the need to sign some agreement so that it will be defined how we’re going to do businesses with Qatar and Singapore.