The Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace of Nigeria has pledged its support to the Nigerian airline, as announced by Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry.
Meribole, represented by Hassan Ejibunu, the Director of Air Transport Management, made this statement at a reception held by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to celebrate direct flights between Nigeria and the Caribbean country, operated by Air Peace Airline.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has put in place policies to ensure that Nigerian airlines benefit from the Bilateral Air Services Agreement signed with other nations.
Meribole commended Air Peace for this achievement and acknowledged the strong bond between both countries.
The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, emphasized the ancestral link between the Caribbean nations and Africa, encouraging business communities and potential investors from Nigeria to invest in Antigua and Barbuda.
The airline’s operations will make air connectivity between Africa, the entire Caribbean, and America more convenient, promoting economic and bilateral ties within the context of South-South cooperation.
The Director of Economics, Trade, and Investment of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bolaji Akinremi, also expressed the beginning of a newfound relationship between Antigua and Barbuda and the entire Caribbean countries, in line with the foreign policy of President Bola Tinubu to integrate the economy of African nations.