Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has inked bilateral air service agreements with five different countries, namely, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Republic of Congo, the People’s Republic of China, the State of Qatar and the Republic of Singapore.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave its approval to the Instruments of Ratification of the Bilateral Air Services Agreements that were recently signed.
“With the execution of these instruments, it is expected that Nigeria’s aviation links with the respective countries will improve significantly,” a statement provided read.
Apart from the air service pacts, the Nigerian President also signed Executive Order 5, which is to promote the application of science, technology and innovation towards the attainment of the nation’s development goals across all corners of the economy.
“The President, pursuant to the authority vested in him by the Constitution, ordered that all ‘procuring authorities shall give preference to Nigerian companies and firms in the award of contracts, in line with the Public Procurement Act 2007,” the President’s office said.