Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has inaugurated a flight on the Abuja-Jos route operated by Value-jet airline. This move is aimed at enhancing economic activities within the state.
Governor Mutfwang emphasized that this achievement is a testament to his commitment to improve transportation to and from Plateau State with a view to attracting international investors into the state.
During the inauguration at Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, on Monday, Governor Mutfwang expressed government’s determination to revitalize the railway system and enhance road transportation in order to improve the quality of life for the citizens.
“We are pleased to announce the revival of the Jos-Abuja route, which had been neglected due to developments in the aviation sector. Today, we celebrate its reestablishment and extend our gratitude to all those who have made this possible,” Governor Mutfwang stated.
He further highlighted the presence of significant national institutions in Plateau State, such as the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and the National Veterinary Research Institute which he said attract prominent individuals who contribute to national matters.
The Governor revealed that the flight will operate three times a week between Abuja and Jos, expressing optimism that operations will run smoothly.
Davou Jatau Gyang, the Commissioner of Transport, expressed appreciation to Governor Mutfwang for revitalizing the flight service.
Gyang noted that this initiative would enhance business connectivity between Jos and Abuja. “This seamless connection provided by one of the country’s top airlines will undoubtedly bolster trade and tourism between our cities. Strengthen ties on various fronts aligns with our primary goal of entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ValueJet Airline,” Gyang emphasized.
Gyang also called on the Federal Government to elevate Yakubu Gowon Airport in Jos to international status. He cited the favorable climate for agricultural activities and the potential to stimulate economic growth in the state.