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

South African Politician Says They Are Attacking Nigerian Men For Snatching Their Wives

South African politician, Makashule Gana, has said some of his compatriots have complained to him that they are angry with Nigerians and other immigrants because ... Full story

Temitope Adebamiro, 35 Year Old Nigerian In The US, Stabs Cheating Husband To Death

A 35-year-old Nigerian woman has been charged with killing her husband, who she claimed abused and cheated on her with several women including her sister ... Full story

Central Bank of Nigeria Asks Banks To Publish The Names Of Debtors By The End Of The Month

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday directed deposit money banks (DMBs) to publish the list of  borrowers whose debts have remained non-performing in ... Full story

Domitilla Star Anne Njemanze's Marriage To Young Lover Collapses 8 Months After Wedding

There are insinuations that Domitilla star, Anne Njemanze's marriage to younger lover, Silver Ojieson, crumbled barely eight months after the union was contracted.Reports shows that ... Full story

SAD: Albinos In East Africa Are Hunted For Their Body Parts For Rituals

The albinos who are born in East Africa are becoming more and more of an endangered specie as they are been hunted for their skin ... Full story

Outgoing Benue Governor, Donates 8 SUVs To Incoming Governor

The outgoing governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on Thursday donated eight new Toyota Prado Sports Utility Vehicles to the state governor-elect, Samuel Ortom, his ... Full story

Xenophobia Attacks: Gani Adams, Visits South Africa

The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, on Thursday visited the Nigerian Embassy in South Africa in support of Nigerians affected by ... Full story

Ten Policemen Detained By Army For Refusing To Wear Uniforms

Ten counter-terrorism police officers attached to the Nigeria army peacekeeping forward operation base in Abuja are currently unlawfully detained at a military barrack in Gwagwalada, ... Full story

Nigerian Troops Get Mandate To Catch Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Alive

Troops have got another mandate to catch Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau alive. Shekau is believed to have relocated from his bunker before the troops reclaimed ...

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, Named As One Of Seven Outstanding Personalities Worldwide

A global conflict prevention organisation, International Crisis Group, has named the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, as one of seven outstanding personalities worldwide, to ...

Bose Oladimeji: Impecunious Men Have No Place In My Heart

Bose Oladimeji is beginning to get all the attention in the Yoruba film industry, for both her talent and good looks. But Bose, from Kwara ... Full story

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

Don’t let me die, lady bathed with acid by ex-lover cries

After: Aladi Sule SOS to Kogi govt failed — Brother ALADI Sule lies critically ill at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State. Her body is wrapped ...

Ekiti lawmakers to Fayose: Impunity can’t save you

The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday alleged misrepresentation of the proceeding in the ex-parte motion filed ...

80% of Nigerian men want fair-skinned women – SUSAN MAXWELL

Nollywood Actress, Susan Maxwell, made her foray into acting with Isawuru. Since then, she has acted and produced several other movies. Although acting is her ...

I’m dating 12 men, I’ve had seven abortions

I’m in my early 20s and in love with a 28-year-old man. He has a good job and he is quite nice to me. I always ...

I don’t like my husband cooking — Hyacinth Idibia’s wife

Hyacinth Idibia is an artiste and Tuface’s younger brother. Married to Sana, a Sierra Leonean actress, they talk about their seven-year-old union in this interview How ...

Tinubu Has Begged Me For Forgiveness--- Bode George

In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Chief Bode George, speaks about the just concluded elections ...

Patience Jonathan’s attitude cost us defeat — PDP chief

Bayelsa State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Osom Makbere, has said President Goodluck Jonathan lost the March 28 presidential election due to ...

Drama as another Buhari’s supporter begins walk from Yola to Abuja

A supporter of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, identified as Abubakar Duduwale, has also decided to walk from Yola in Adamawa to Abuja. He told newsmen in Yola ...

Patience Jonathan Boycotts Presidential Prayer

Mrs. Patience Jonathan during election campaigns Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, was conspicuously absent at the 5th and last Presidential Prayer Breakfast Saturday. Mrs. Jonathan always attended ...

Real Reasons Essence Has Been Off Music Scene

Essence, the sonorous singer with the hit number 'Facebook love' has been in the music industry for over a decade, but at a point she ...