US embassy cable - 01ABUJA1012

NIGERIA: OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT IS PENDING IN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Identifier: 01ABUJA1012
Wikileaks: View 01ABUJA1012 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Abuja
Created: 2001-05-07 15:54:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: EAIR ECON NI
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UNCLAS ABUJA 001012 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
DEPT PLEASE PASS TO DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION: KEVIN SAMPLE 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: EAIR, ECON, NI 
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT IS PENDING IN 
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 
 
REF: STATE 73932 
 
 
EconOff spoke May 7 with Chief Owodu, Technical Assistant to 
the Minister of Aviation, regarding Nigeria's progress on 
bringing the bilateral air transport agreement ("Open Skies") 
into force.  According to Chief Owodu, Minister of Aviation 
Kema Chikwe forwarded the agreement, along with the four 
conventions and protocols detailed in reftel, to the Federal 
Executive Council one month ago for approval.  The Executive 
Council, chaired by President Obasnajo, is the equivalent of 
the U.S. Cabinet.  Chief Owodu said he felt certain the 
entire package of agreements would be approved by the 
Executive Council soon after President Obasanjo returns from 
his working visit to Washington.  Once the agreement and 
conventions are approved by the Executive Council, they will 
be sent to the National Assembly for ratification. 
Andrews 

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