The Cabinet invited the Development Commissioner to report on the negotiations taking place between Air Peace, the Nigerian air carrier, and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. The official travelled to Nigeria to meet with the principal of the airline and a group of wealthy Nigerians, all of whom are multi-millionaires. The Air Peace will fly a contingent of 50 of the businesspersons to Antigua for a 4 day business symposium, in early August 2023; the Air Peace aircraft will also bring several cultural groups to participate in the Carnival festivities. The carrier will take its passengers back to Nigeria on 9 August 2023.
The Prime Minister also reported that several Caribbean destinations tried to encourage the Air Peace principal to choose their country. The air carrier has already chosen Antigua, and the CEO has even become a CIP citizen of Antigua and Barbuda. Some specific decisions regarding visas and national origin will be issued to the Immigration Department in order to avoid the debacle which occurred late last year.