A call has gone to the federal Government to upgrade the Yakubu Gowon Airport in Barkin Ladi to an internationl airport to enable it airlift Plateau pilgrims and other pilgrims from neighbouring States direct from Jos to Israel.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yakubu Pam, made the call while playing host to the Executive Secretary, Plateau State Christian pilgrim’s welfare Board, Rev. Fr. George Gorap who paid him a congratulatory visit with his management team in his office in Abuja.
Pam said a situation where by Plateau pilgrims would first travel to Abuja before flying to Israel during pilgrimage is not convenient and palatable.
He noted that with the number of Pilgrims being sponsored by the government of Plateau State, there is need to fix and upgrade the Airport so that Plateau Pilgrims would be airlifted from Jos.
He therefore called on Governor Simon Lalong to use his good offices to make it possible so that pilgrims would be airlifted from Jos in the next pilgrimage exercise.