UGANDA TO BEGIN DIRECT FLIGHT FROM ENTEBBE AIRPORT TO LAGOS AS IT MARKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 19, 2022
The Ugandan Government says plans are underway to deepen existing cooperation with Nigeria as the country’s airline gets set to start direct flights to Lagos from the Entebbe airport.
Ugandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Nelson Ocheger, who said this during the celebration of the country’s 60th Independence anniversary in Abuja explained that the move will both create and expand business opportunities, enable the flow of merchandise and tourists as well as increase interactions.
Ambassador Nelson Ocheger said Uganda has made tremendous achievements over the last 3 decades since it got its freedom from colonial rule.
Uganda gained independence from the UK on 9 October 1962 with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and Queen of Uganda. In October 1963, Uganda became a republic but maintained its membership in the Commonwealth of Nations.
Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said that Ugandans and Nigerians
have lived side by side and shared a common destiny as well as contributed extensively to the activity of the commonwealth and the African Union.
Uganda and Nigeria have continued to enjoy good fraternal relations rooted in their history and shared values.