Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State Buys $50 Million Bombardier Jet, Amid State’s Flood Disaster

// Headline | Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State Buys $50 Million Bombardier Jet, Amid State’s Flood Disaster
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has acquired a brand new Bombardier Global 5000 (N565RS) for his exclusive use, SaharaReporters has learnt.

Mr. Amaechi’s lavish new “toy” comes at a time hundreds of thousands of residents in his state are displaced by the worst flooding crisis in the state’s history.

The newly purchased jet left Montreal-Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Quebec to Dakar Yoff International Airport. And then it was delivered to the state government on October 7th 2012.

The jet was primarily purchased from Bombardier in Canada for $45.7 million through the Bank of Utah Trustee account. “This is an ungodly act,” said a Port Harcourt-based human rights campaigner. “Why should Governor Amaechi’s priority be to acquire a jet at a time the state is experiencing the worst flooding in its history, leaving many Rivers indigenes homeless?” he added.

Last year Mr. Amaechi traded off the state’s current Embraer Legacy 600 claiming it was too expensive to maintain. There were also unconfirmed claims that the jet was struck by lightning.

The oil-rich Rivers State already owns an AW139 helicopter which it leased to Aero Contractors. The state then turned around to patronize Aero’s VIP Sikorsky S76C helicopter at a cost one critic described as “exorbitant and unjustified.”



Last year, the state government sold its Dash 8-Q200 aircraft to Cross River State for $6 million. Cross River State then leased the plane to Aero Contractors to undertake commercial flights to and from Obudu airstrip in the state.



Governor Rotimi Amaechi and his wife watching President Goodluck Jonathan speaking to citizens in Ahoada LGA of the state, the area was devastated by flooding rendering thosands of Rivers state citizens homeless, unknown to many Mr. Amaechi had just taken delivery of a brand new $50 million Bombardier Global 5000 jet a week earlier.

Image gallery

Tagged : President Goodluck Jonathan, Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Rotimi Amaechi Bombardier Jet, Bombardier Global 5000 jet, Private Jet

Headlines Newsview all

Buhari Ordered Arrest Of Wife’s Younger Brother Over Extortion

According to Sahara Reporters, President Buhari has ordered for the arrest of his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman. One of Buhari’s close ... Full story

Community Drags Enugu Police To Court Over Murdered Kinsman’s Corpse

Members of the Nnaji family of Umuanekeode community in Ibagwa-Nike area of Enugu State on Friday ‘buried’ their kinsman, late Nnabuike Nnaji, without committing his ... Full story

Woman, Grandchild Killed During Lagos Cult Clash

One-year-old Opeyemi Yusuf was licking a lollipop, comfortably straddled to her grandma’s back en route to the market, when a bullet pierced through the back ... Full story

David Sweat Shot And Captured Alive

After a massive, more-than-three-week manhunt for David Sweat, the escaped murderer is back where he started -- in custody. Authorities said a New York State Police ... Full story

Fans Mi Davido In NDLEA Trouble

Multiple award winner and international act, Davido, is in trouble with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency over his new song/ video titled ‘Fans mi.’ ... Full story

Decomposed Corpse Of Albert Ilemobade Found In His Store

The decomposed body of the former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof. Albert Ilemobade, who was said to have been ... Full story

Patience Jonathan’s Ex Security Aide Tamuno Jacob Igbomie, Murdered

A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tamuno Jacob Igbomie, who was Principal Security Officer to the wife of the former President, Patience Jonathan, has been shot ... Full story

Kanye West Fan Flies Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Flag

It was the show that divided an audience but Kanye West had a little surprise in store when he performed his headline set at Glastonbury ... Full story

Wife Poisons Husband Over Lover In Lagos

A Beninoise, Kwenume Ojo, aka Abiodun, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her husband, Jimoh Ojo, 32, ... Full story

Sahara Reporters Claim Bukola Saraki Is Not Even A Nigerian Citizen

Controversial publication Sahara Reporters, took to Facebook on Sunday to declare that Senate President, Bukola Saraki is not a Nigerian. The publication also accuses him ...

Comment on: Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State Buys $50 Million Bombardier Jet, Amid State’s Flood Disaster

Image gallery

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Ondo, Korean Firm To Build 550MW Power Plant

The Ondo State Government and a Korean firm, Kingline Development Limited, have concluded plans to boost industrialisation in the state with the construction of a ... Full story

Roma Want Raheem Lawal

Roma are interested in Eskişehirspor midfielder Raheem Lawal, according to technical director Bahadır Ünalan. Ünalan also denied interest from Turkish league champions Galatasaray, who have also ... Full story

Justin Gatlin Clocks 5th Fastest Time Ever Over 200m

Justin Gatlin ran the fifth fastest 200m time in history at the United States Athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday. Gatlin bursted down the lane ... Full story

Ubi Franklin: Fame Is The Most Dangerous Drug In The World

Triple MG co-owner, Ubi Franklin, may have made a name for himself in the Nigerian music industry though not as a singer, but as a ...

I Once Hawked In Maza Maza Traffic - K-Peace

Winning in the Nigerian Idol musical talents show is such that required great and talented skills to outsmart competitors from all state of the federation. For ...

Drug Abuse: Nigerians Are Copying The White People - Grace Ama

Nollywood actress, Grace Ama, has joined voices with the United Nations to call on families to be mindful of their youths at home on the ...

Emmanuel Adebayor's Mother, Brother Beg For Forgiveness

After the lingering family crises,Emmanuel Adebayor’s mother Alice and younger brother, Rotimi have apologised to the Tottenham Hotspur’s star following the visit of the delegation ...

Nigerian Celebrities With The Most Expensive Mansions

Given their fame and success in their respective fields, these celebrities have managed to create a majestic place for them to live. Scroll Down for The ...

My Marriage Never Lasted For 2 Years - Alex Okoroji

Nollywood actress, Alex Okoroji, who was once married to Omar Captan, Ghanaian actor, has stated that her marriage did not last up to two years ...

Why I Have Been Wearing Same Shoe For Months - John Dumelo

How many people can boastfully appreciate a product made in their country like proud Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo, who is so in love with his ...