13 May 2012

Nigeria: Jos Airport to Serve as Export Zone for Agricultural Producd - Jang

Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau said that the state government planned to make Jos Airport an export zone for agricultural produce.

Jang stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday.

The governor said that the state government was discussing with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to see how the Jos Airport could contribute to the export of agricultural produce.

He said that if both arms of government reached an agreement on this, it would contribute in no small measure to the revenue generation of not only the state, but also the nation in general.

Jang said that the state government had over the years, boosted agricultural produce in the state through the supply of modern farming tools to farmers.

The governor was optimistic that the state would be a force to be reckoned with in the next few years in agricultural production.

"We are discussing with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to see how we can make Jos Airport an export zone for agricultural produce to other countries.

"We have also finished the design of the protocol lodge and we are looking forward to discussing with the minister of aviation to see if we can expand the runway so that bigger aircraft can fly into Jos airport," Jang said.

The governor commended the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, for her efforts in remodelling the airports in the country. NAN

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