Overland Airways started its first operation from Dutse to Abuja on Monday as the aircraft, with the number 5N-BM, and 50 seats carried at least 20 people, from the Dutse airport in Jigawa state.
Captain Boyo, the managing director and chief executive officer of the airline, said Overland has come to stay in Jigawa.
Briefing the press, he said the Jigawa State government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the private airline operator for the commencement of scheduled flight operations from Dutse to Abuja.
This was disclosed by the state governor, Badaru Abubakar, at Dutse International Airport while speaking with Daily Trust.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Malam Umar Namadi Danmodi, explained that “having been endowed with various agricultural outputs and animal products, the state has so many things to export to other parts of Nigeria and abroad.”
According to him, “this will improve the businesses in the state, and so many important things will come to the state and so many things will also go to Overland Air Nigeria.”
Namadi said the state government would abide by all agreements entered into in order to sustain the service of the airline.