Nigeria, Saudi Arabia to resume cargo flight operations, says Keyamo

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Festus Keyamo, the minister of aviation and aerospace development, says Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed to resume cargo flight operations.

Keyamo spoke on Monday at the ministerial press briefing in Abuja to mark President Bola Tinubu’s one year in office.

The minister said he just returned from Saudi Arabia where he met his counterpart.

He said cargo flights between the two countries, which have been suspended, would resume soon.


” I have good news for you from Saudi Arabia. I met my counterpart in Saudi Arabia and we have agreed to resume cargo flights,” Keyamo said.

“We have agreed that we are going to resume cargo flights between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. This has been suspended for long, but now cargo flights are back.”

Although Keyamo did not mention the specific date for the resumption of cargo flight services between the two nations, the development marks another positive move in the country’s relations with Middle East countries.


On May 23, Keyamo had said the diplomatic tussle between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which led to a visa ban on Nigerians has been resolved.

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