BREAKING: House of Reps orders for data on ALL private jets over Amaechi controversy

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by Hauwa Gambo

Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah

Now, see what Rotimi Amaechi has caused.

[READ: “I am now determined to open up”

– Amaechi promises to expose and disgrace]

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.

[READ: “You cannot eat alone… the day you speak,

I will speak too’ – Nyesom Wike replies Amaechi]

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.

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