ValueJet, a private Nigerian airline, is set to commence operations for flights from Jos, Plateau state, to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Plateau state governor, Caleb Mutfwang, revealed the information via a social media post.
He said the federal transportation ministry has also concluded plans on the possibility of the operations.
According to him, the move will boost the economy of Plateau state and make life easier for residents and visitors who want to visit.
Before now, only Max Air offered direct flights between the north-central state and the Nigerian capital.
Max Air is grounded for now by Nigeria’s aviation authorities, paving the way for ValueJet to explore the new route.
Governor Mutfwang wrote:
”It is amazing news to hear from the Ministry of Transportation that it has been arranged once again for the People of Plateau to have flights between Abuja to Jos.
”The maiden flight is going to be on the 21st of August, 2023. Value Jet will fly from Lagos to Jos, Jos to Abuja, and take off from Abuja back to Jos and then to Lagos.
”We are working for the railways to be operational as fast as possible so that the rail track from Bukuru to Jos will be fully deployed for the benefit of the people.
”We believe in God that despite the leanness of our resources, the one Institution we will revive as a key to solving some of the issues and challenges of our people, especially students, will be the scholarship board. We will revive it.”
Experts say, ValueJet, founded in 2018, has contributed to the broader narrative of Nigeria’s aviation aspirations.