This might interest y’all!
Now, see what Rotimi Amaechi has caused.
The nation’s House of Representatives has ordered
federal aviation authorities to hand over immediately
a comprehensive list of all the private jets in Nigeria,
after a hearing today on the grounding of an aircraft
owned by the Rivers Government.
According to Premium Times, “A House joint committee
on justice and aviation agreed that the list, which must contain
identification of all private jets in the country, names of owners,
agents, expiration dates of clearances and licenses and other
vital data, be made available in two days.”
“Let us have a register of titles of all registered private
aircraft in Nigeria including those on adhoc basis.
If anyone is confidential, indicate so,” said Ali Ahmad,
chairman, house committee on justice.
The order came on Tuesday after lawmakers heard
conflicting testimonies from federal government officials,
including the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah,
and Rivers State officials, led by the Secretary to the
State Government, George Feyii.
The federal government insisted its earlier position that
Rivers government had not established it ownership of the
aircraft, since the plane was registered in the name of
a U.S. bank.
Again, Rivers State’s claim that Caverton Helicopters
was in charge of its interest in the aircraft, requesting and
securing necessary clearances, was denied by the helicopter firm.
Caverton agreed it was in partnership with the state initially,
but said the cooperation ended since August 2012.
Rivers State has claimed the purchase and operational plan
it entered to with the Utah bank and Caverton, which the
government has cited as reason for banning the plane,
was common with other owners of the private jets in the country.
The list is expected to reveal more about why
exactly the governor’s plane was grounded.
Culled from ynaija.com