• Thursday, May 23, 2024
businessday logo


Reps to adopt motions on review of bilateral air services agreement


The House of Representatives will at Tuesday’s (today’s) plenary adopt motion on: ‘Need to Review the Bilateral Air Services Agreements between Nigeria and Other Countries to Develop the Aviation Sector of the Economy’.

Sponsored by Bello Kaoje, the motion intends to urge the Minister of Aviation to review the grant of multiple frequencies to Emirates Airlines into Nigeria, and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to allocate a befitting lounge and dedicated departure wing to Air Peace Airline at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

It would further urge the Federal Government to direct an immediate review of all existing Bilateral Air Services Agreements between Nigeria and other countries to redress the unfair trade advantage granted to foreign airlines against Nigerian airlines, and mandate the Committees on Aviation, Foreign Affairs and Legislative Compliance to ensure implementation.

Also, the House at the ongoing plenary would take the motion on: “Need to Investigate the Activities of the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)’, sponsored by Francis Ejiroghene Waive.

The motion when passed, would mandate the House Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity to investigate the activities of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, especially in relation to the expenditure of N2.3 billion by the Management of the Fund, and report back in four weeks for further legislative action.

It is also expected that the House would adopt a motion on: ‘Need to Address the Problem of Brain Drain in the Health Sector’, sponsored by Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo.

If the motion is taken, the House would mandate the Committees on Healthcare Services and Health Institutions to investigate the problem of brain drain in the health sector and make recommendations on measures to curtail the trend.


The Committee would be further mandated to organize a public hearing in collaboration with health care administrators and practitioners with a view to finding a permanent solution to medical brain drain in Nigeria.

Details later…