Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, on Monday, inaugurated the Abuja-Jos direct flight at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Heipang, near Jos.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Plateau government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ValueJet Airline on August 15 to allow the carrier to expand Jos-Abuja flight services.
The Managing Director of ValueJet, Capt. Omololu Majekodunmi signed the MoU on behalf of the airline, while the Plateau Commissioner of Transportation, Jatau Gyang, who represented Mutfwang, signed on behalf of the state government.
Speaking at the inaugural flight, Mutfwang said it was a fulfilment of his determination to open Plateau to investment opportunities and strengthen its transportation industry.
He said, “This a fulfilment of the promise made that we will enhance transportation in all dimensions both into and out of Plateau.
“I’m glad that today we have revamped the Jos-Abuja route that had been left unattended to due to developments in the aviation sector.”
The governor called on Plateau people and those desirous of visiting the state to take advantage of the flight operations.
Earlier, Gyang said that the launch of the services would strengthen trade and tourism in the state.
In his remarks, the general manager of the Jos Airport, Nantip Rindap, said all necessary modalities had been put in place for the safety of passengers on the route.