Air Peace, Benue State sign strategic agreement for Makurdi flight operations

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*Air Peace chief operating officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide (4th left), corporate communications manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah (2nd left), Benue State commissioner for education, science and technology, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar (3rd left), chief of staff to the governor, Mr. Terwase Orbunde (5th left), commissioner for women affairs, Mrs. Ladi Ajene-Ishegbe (6th left), commissioner for works, transport and energy, Hon. Emmanuel Manger (7th left), commissioner for arts, culture and tourism, Mr. Joseph Shimaor (8th left), permanent secretary, ministry of works, transport and energy, Akaageger Iber (right) and other officials of the state government after the signing of the flight agreement.

Benue State government has signed an agreement with Air Peace in which the airline is expected to operate Abuja-Makurdi-Abuja and Lagos-Makurdi-Lagos flights.

The airline’s chief operating officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide said at the signing of the deal in Makurdi on Monday that flights would resume to Makurdi Airport in a few weeks’ time state.

She assured that the airline would deliver exceptional flight experience to residents of Benue and others on the Makurdi route.

“The route will be serviced by an Embraer 145 jet under Air Peace Hopper, the airline’s subsidiary. The flights to Benue will terminate at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Markudi. The operations would cover Abuja-Makurdi-Abuja and Lagos-Makurdi-Lagos,” she said.

For his part, the chief of staff to Benue State governor, Mr. Terwase Obunde assured Air Peace of the government’s support to ensure its success on the Makurdi route.

Obunde who represented the state governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom also said the government was grateful to Air Peace for accepting its proposal to fly to Makurdi.

“The government will cooperate with the airline to ensure the launch of the route without delay,” her added.

 

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