Nigeria and India are about to sign an agreement that will make it possible for airlines to fly directly to both countries.

Right now, to fly to travel to India you have to go through Dubai or Ethiopia.

The Bilateral Air Services Agreement, BASA is expected to be signed before the end of January, according to the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Abhay Thakur.

Thakur said this to newsmen at an event to commemorate the World Hindi Day and Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Abuja.

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According to him, the agreement will be signed when Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika visits India.

“We look forward to signing an air services agreement between India and Nigeria next week, during the visit of Honourable Minister of State for Aviation to India.

“A look at the air transportation services indicates that there are about four indirect flights between India and Nigeria daily, via Dubai, Ethiopia. So, there is a huge opportunity herein and it is something that needs to be addressed urgently.”

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