President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate activation of Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) signed in 2013 with the State of Israel.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, John Kennedy Opara disclosed this at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja at the departure of Niger, kaduna and Adamawa pilgrims to the Holy Land under the NCPC Easter pilgrimage programme.
According to the NCPC boss, the activation of BASA would enable the pilgrims to fly direct to Israel thus reducing the long hours of flight.
NCPC flagged off the 2016 Easter pilgrimage to Israel on 20th March, at the pilgrims’ camp of the Port-Harcourt International Airport. This year’s Easter pilgrimage is the fourth edition since inception.