|Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi|
The Rivers State commissioner for information,Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, has confirmed that the state government bought a brand new $45 million Bombardier Global 5000 (N565RS) jet for Governor Chibuike Amaechi. According to the commissioner, the jet was paid for two years ago, and they bought it for 'safety reasons'. She said the governor consulted the Rivers state House of Assembly and they approved the purchase.
This is coming at a time when Rivers State is battling with flood crisis, and the government already has an aircraft. Expectedly,the old aircraft, an Embraer Legacy 600, will be sold.
Seriously, I can't stopping shaking my head for this country. Why would any reasonable government spend over N7 billion of tax payers' money on a 'private jet', when the citizens can barely feed?????