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Keyamo says direct flight to Houston will begin soon 



Festus Keyamo

On Sunday, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, revealed that talks were at an advanced stage between Nigeria and the United States of America to resume direct flights from Houston.

This was contained in a statement by his Special Assistant, Media and Communications, Tunde Moshood, who also made it known that efforts were on to attract foreign investment into the aviation sector.

The minister, who is on a working visit to the United States, was a guest of honor at the Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect that was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las America, Houston, Texas, where he met with the Mayor of Houston, Texas, Sylvester Turner and his team members.

He stated: “During my visit to Houston, I also took time to visit the fast-developing Aerospace of the city in Ellington. I met Mr. Arturo Machuca, Director of Ellington Airport and Houston Spaceport, and his team who did a detailed presentation to us and conducted us around the Aerospace. We were well guided on the development of our own Aerospace.

“I spoke with the Mayor of Houston, Texas, and his team to advance talks regarding the resumption of direct flights from Houston to Nigeria. Another interesting diplomatic consideration the two envoys looked at is the opening of a Nigerian consulate in Houston.”

The Mayor, Sylvester Turner, had visited Nigeria earlier this year to begin conversations on the likelihood of having a mutually beneficial diplomatic relationship with the United Airlines flight resumption and the opening of the Nigerian Consulate in Houston.

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