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Efforts Underway for Flights between Nigeria and Jamaica

Work is currently underway to establish direct flights between Nigeria and Jamaica as soon as possible.
Officials from the two countries are working to conclude a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) to set up flights from Lagos, Nigeria, to Kingston, in  Jamaica.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri, said the agreement would be concluded at the forthcoming third session of the Nigeria-Jamaica Joint Commission.

The minister who spoke at the weekend, said it was believed that a direct flight from Nigeria to Jamaica would connect the Caribbean region to Africa and unbundle the existing opportunities on both sides.

This, she said, was in view of the almost zero trade and investment statistics existing between the two countries.

She added that when implemented, travelling from Nigeria to Jamaica, which currently takes about 17 hours irrespective of the route taken, would only take about eight hours if direct from Lagos to Abuja to Kingston.

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