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Saturday, 27 October 2012

River State Governor acquires $45 million Bombardier jet

This one no be story story o, the River State commissioner for information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, has confirmed the purchase. The state bought a brand new $45million 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.

SaharaReporters reported that the jet was primarily purchased from Bombardier in Canada for $45.7 million through the Bank of Utah Trustee account, and was delivered to the state government on October 7th 2012.

Meanwhile, the Rivers state commissioner said the old aircraft, an Embraer Legacy 600, will be sold.

127 comments:

Unknown said...

It is well is all i can say!!!

Anonymous said...

Chia! Makes me wana enter in2 politcs! Serious money dey ds buisness ooo!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Is this what our resources should be wasted towards? Smh....

Anonymous said...

Dz governor s A̷̷̴̐͠ bastard while his people r been drowned by flood he's buying aircraft

MJ said...

Safety reasons indeed!!!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Resource control is truely in control.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

God go help us from selfish leaders,when Ph does nt have a single smooth road,deep potholes in every road.yet we waste amt to buy plane.it is well oh

Anonymous said...

Wen will dey sell d old plan & who will buy d death-trap...?

Anonymous said...

Odiegwu!

Anonymous said...

If na pastors un go open mouth talk rubbish. No body go wan talk now

Anonymous said...

Whateve you may say joor,millions of nigeria are suffering from poverty by living below $1 per day..but am hearing $45 millions for private jets....

HeartBender said...

Can you imagine? With the terrible state roads in port harcourt(woji,elioparanwho,iwofe,ada george,etc) in the past 3years, the river state govt still collects tax from people living in these areas even though they have not delivered on the roads they started. Congratulations sir. Just shows how wicked this man is.

Critical observer said...

No wonder Aluu pple are so angry a pple!

Anonymous said...

Watz d need 4 private jet-am sure d state ve got plenty of untiled road, y not use d moni 2 build road or put it in. Youth enpowernment....still wish him no crash though!!

Anonymous said...

Hmm okay hope they won't sell it for 2million when amaechi tenures is over sha

Anonymous said...

$45.7million from state treasury to purchase a bombardier jet for just one person ? Haba ! There are lots of major roads in portharcourt full of pot holes , thousands of people are living as butchers in d state capital , cost of living is increasing daily in portharcourt and yet the state government showed no concern about the masses. It is well oh !!!

Anonymous said...

No wonder the aviation industry is crap.

Dr. Pinch said...

Pls what is a state government in a country as undeveloped as nigeria doing with a 45 million dollar jet? What kind of wicked leaders do we parade in this country? Has Chibuike Amaechi built all the roads in rivers state? How many hospitals has he built? How many people in rivers state can access clean water? How many people eat three times in a day in rivers state, what about good education and shelter? This was one of the governors that could not pay the new minimon wedge of just 18000 naira. With the level of poverty in Nigeria, what will a state government be doing with a private jet let alone a jet as expensive as this? Our leaders are so wicked, inhuman and heartless. I won't be surprised if he (Amaechi) later buys the jet from the state government for 10 million naira

rayenter10ment.com said...

Ok. o. It's your time, keep rocking. I'm clapping hand now for yhu guys. Sometimes, it meks it wanna look like a competition thingy. we can count all the top shot in Nigeria that has acquired airline this year. Still clapping sha.

childs play said...

Nigeria politicians are the worst imbeciles

Ngwa dede said...

I just de laugh! I just de laugh!! I just de laugh!!!

Unknown said...

Hmmm! Mtcheew!!
"the state bought it 4 him..." - na wash.
I jst hope he wil pilot it himself!!!
*ShmUncontrolably.

Anonymous said...

God punish them eating money that belong to people of rivers state

Anonymous said...

How come you did not report when Akwa Ibom got their own some months back?

Anonymous said...

This is not fair . People are suffering .

sharon said...

Where is he going with the jet so much money aluu people should ask him where he got the money from

Anonymous said...

I just hope he 'll not go for 2wks flyin course inorder to start piloting himself...,to avert story dat touches d heart

Anonymous said...

And Nigeria is still flooded... Bunch of ungrateful people! U cant give back to those that put you in office...SMH

Anonymous said...

*oyibo* ....English..lol

Anonymous said...

Do u know how many people died of hunger within the past two months?

Anonymous said...

So this is his answer on ALUU 4.I greet you all.

Anonymous said...

All I hear now-a-days is govt spending /planning to spend billions of naira. While the masses are suffering.Our country needs value adding decisions. Its abt time for that R. Its overdue. www.creatingwealth.co/lcp2/jessilicious06

Anonymous said...

Eh ya....they don't want to fly Dana Air

Anonymous said...

I wonder where they wona go with it,this pure foolishness,so its now a competition with the president...smh

Anonymous said...

So dis is why Amaechi was worrying us with plane dat time when he was practicing..... hmmmm......

Anonymous said...

What does a state government need a jet for?! To think the state house of assembly approved it, the amount spent on this jet would have made a big difference in education or healthcare.

cece said...

Jesu!money that wld have been plunged into better and more important issues bikonu!na wa o!

Unknown said...

See ow he dey lavish money....kai

Anonymous said...

and flood is ravishing the state with so many homeless and suffering right now.. God is watching you(govt officials) all..

Anonymous said...

and flood is ravishing the state with so many homeless and suffering right now.. God is watching you(govt officials) all..

Anonymous said...

NYC-1 says: "Bought for safety reasons" "... and the old one will be sold?" What a bunch of malarkey! Most politicians in Nigeria are despicable and criminal minded. A poser to Amaechi: Relative to measurement of socio-economic advancement of your people, what is your input? It beats my imagination that amid great suffering and despair in the polity, some who find themselves in power lack brotherly love. Now I believe that some people no longer have conscience, because if they do, it will prick them. Just wondering; don't these politicians have pastors/Imams who could preach to them to refrain from self indulgences?

T.M said...

Built in 2011 delivered in 09/28/2012 kai!!!!! 1st ever in nigeria no b aalooku ooooo

Anonymous said...

Nigeria, let's use this money to help people please, don't have a problem with buying private jet 4 official use, yes itz prestigious but citizens wld be more excited if this money was utilized order dan personal use and embezzlement, don't usually feel this way about the govt, but wen I see pple on the streets, it definitely hurtz to know $45M is available and being use for absurd reasons dat is not helping anyone become better.

PhBoy said...

Dear Linda, and fellow readers, I have been saying it on this blog, and in any forum I get the opportunity to; Amaechi and his goons in this state are just wasting our money and doing whatever they like, completely forgetting the primary reason why they are in the positions they occupy.
At this time when majority of the state's populace wallow in abject poverty, with bad roads, no electricity, armed robbery attacks everywhere, and kidnapping; Amaechi feels the most important thing for the state is a private jet. How out-of-tune can a governor be?
This government has failed us so much, if you look at all their plans, it just goes to show they are not interested in the people they govern. First, its the monorail project...15 Billion naira to construct only 6km of monorail in an area that does not even need additional transportation options (when most areas of the state have completely degenerated roads); then its the cover-up called 'Greater Port Harcourt', which is just a travel agency for all Amaechi's personal friends to travel the world, in the guise of going-to-study-developed-cities, meanwhile the governor confiscates choice land areas in the state for personal gain; also in education, he preaches giant strides, while ensuring RSUST in reduced to nothing through one controversy or another, and in the case of Uniport killings, he doesn't even consider that an issue to be addressed. All round, this government has really failed her people.
To be frank, Amaechi was elected by the people, with great potentials and every tool in his hands to do a great job and return this state to its lost glory; and indeed he teed off nicely, but along the line, he completely and totally lost it. Seems in the same way as Odili, the money and power got the better of him. And then this title 'Governor's forum Chairman' came and took what was left of Amaechi from us. Now we have an absentee governor, one who believes his primary assignment is to lead the other governors, and ruling Rivers State is just a part time job. Now Amaechi rolls with the big boys in Abuja, instead of our good for nothing state. To help him in his travels, he ofcos needs a new jet, and a new jet he gets...not minded that it sets the state back by 'only' usd45million, (an amount that if invested in the state will ensure roads, electricity, security, etc are brought to a better standard.
I was in Lagos a few days ago, and got into an argument with a friend who lives there, when I hailed Fashola for some projects he had done (especially road construction and rehabilitation - around Yaba area, and Lekki expressway, and ofcos the bridge from Lekki 1 to Ikoyi); but my friend condemned Fashola and said he thinks Amaechi is better. There you go...the power of propaganda...that is what Amaechi is bent on doing, making people believe he is working by using Rivers money to spread wrong info to others. Amaechi, in your quest for Vice presidency position...I have just a few words for you - Just like Odili failed, history will repeat itself again...and YOU WILL FAIL, and then you will become an outcast in your own state, again like Odili, and when your name is mentioned, it will always be in negative jist about misfortunes of Rivers State. But unlike Odili, you still have a chance to do good, please act right!

Bugacious said...

So make d common man dey fly the unsafe arikair,Dana etc......God is watching with 3D technology.....issorait.

Anonymous said...

dat is gud. but dat governor dnt mist use the opportunity oh

Anonymous said...

Dis is sheer waste of money. D moni 4 d craft and its maintenanance can build more schools and houses 4 d masses.

Anonymous said...

Now they will say there is no money in d country...thunder fire them trouser..k2x3L

Anonymous said...

$47.7 million can build over 100 secondary schools & 100 primary schools for the people of rivers to enjoy. Wrong priority!

Anonymous said...

how is this priority? My GOD!!! The same old story of greedy LEADERS WHO CAN'T BE BOTHERED ABOUT THEIR PEOPLE. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH A GOVERNMENT BUYING A PRIVATE JET FOR IT'S LEADER'S SECURITY, BUT WHEN THE AVERAGE MAN ON THE STREET IS LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE (AND THEN ALL RUN TO AWAY TO OTHER LANDS FOR GREENER PASTURES), THEN IT IS DEAD DEAD WRONG!! THE BLACK MAN AND FLAMBOYANCE SHA!!!

BLOGLORD said...

with whose money? tax payers money.

Anonymous said...

Disasters erry where in riverstate!yet he is buying jet!God will judge him

Anonymous said...

Ode,is the plane4him or 4d state?hisss,linda you sef!∂ way you report your stories na like say you wan mke pple critise the person.if you like don't post my comment!(˘̯˘ )

JayTee said...

Later they will say there is no money and the country is in debt. Smh. That Bombardier will bomb all of them IJN! All of them that mismanage the funds entrusted to them. Our country is in a mess in all the sectors and someone is buying a Bombardier for 'safety reasons'?! WTF?! God is Watching on the Throne sha.

Anonymous said...

I just hope he 'll not go for 2wks flyin course inorder to start piloting himself...,To avert stories dat touches d heart!!! Lol

Anonymous said...

Vanity upon vanity he shd learn from Danbaba Suntai

Anonymous said...

For safety reasons indeed!!!

Anonymous said...

Rotimi, why now?

National Association of Campus Journalist (Imo State Poly Chapter) said...

its okay! If a shepard in God's vineyard could buy two to three private planes, its no biggy for a Govt. to aquire a new one.

Anonymous said...

See how these pple dey waste money???God help Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Lmao....Naa Reel Dey Dis *BUSINESS*!!!!

fikky said...

Knowing the kinda crooked politicians we have in Nigeria, he will try to take the jet with him when his term is over.

Secondly, am sure there r many many infrastructures lacking in Rivers but they buy a frigging bombardier.

Thirdly, it's time for me to become a politician.

Anonymous said...

Is he the president oof the country that he would need such an expensive jet for 'security' reasons? Why r we so callous and insensitive to the pllight of others? How did we lose it as a country that we no longer care abt public opinion abt such excesses? I hope the plane becomes Govt property when he leaves the seat.

Anonymous said...

Ameachi God is watching u.come to ph and see d terrible condition of roads.woji road is a no go area.elelnwa road,east west road not to mention others.yet u spend 45 millin dollars on a plane.well naturally south south governors are cursed!am not surprised.an average rivers person is dumb!

Anonymous said...

There's money in that state.

Anonymous said...

He is buying a jet when all d important roads in ph is nothing to write home about, Eleme petrochemical road is a dead trap, trans amadi ind. Layout is no go area,'sighs' may God deliver us from d hands of these heartless people called govt. They are changing their private jets bc they don't care what d masses r suffering every day, so sad, staying for many hours on a spot bc of bad roads.

Unknown said...

Whenever i hear things like this, my tummy begin to boil cos people are out there suffering and living in abject poverty whereas our leaders who said to lay a typical examples are the one living in opulent and exorbitant lifestyle. I just believe that one day Nigeria my country will be a place people will want to rob shoulder with us.
www.massiveutubeviews.com

Unknown said...

Whenever i hear things like this, my tummy begin to boil cos people are out there suffering and living in abject poverty whereas our leaders who said to lay a typical examples are the one living in opulent and exorbitant lifestyle. I just believe that one day Nigeria my country will be a place people will want to rob shoulder with us.
www.massiveutubeviews.com

Xiao Kang said...

wow... it's a great sum of money.

Vegetarian said...

I want that money. lol.

bukky said...

I cry for nigerians, all dis tiffs as our leaders, d masses r suffering n all dis ppl can think of is to bur private jets, am sure some of dis man relatives find it hard to eat, did dey not read abt d president who rides dat old bug, our politians n leaders r nt selfless @ aLl, dey r proper thieves, may God have mercy n bless Nigeria

Anonymous said...

What happened to the plane gov odili bought?

Anonymous said...

Heu!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is such a thing allowed officially? Someone pls educate me on this.. For a state that has millions of people living in abject poverty? Hmmm I may be ignorant tho. What do I know?

Anonymous said...

This is happening in a state where people taste extreme poverty,yet nobody is complaining,let a man of God get a jet which is primarily used for foriegn mission evangelism people will start throwing curses on them.I wish d state well,God will help us IJN!

Unknown said...

Naso

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Anonymous said...

Linda am yet to see my comment here

Str8FrmDaHips said...

The communities are burning 'cos of polluted rivers..rampant poverty..rituals..maimings..robberiesand kidnappings..what about oil bunkering..but a common state governor who's juridiction is his immediate environs decides to get a private jet..where's he going??
Moron!!..why not repair the roads and waterways and bridges..might have spared you this expense!!

Anonymous said...

ALL IS WELL....ONE DAY NA ONE DAY

Str8FrmDaHips said...

Africans are their own worst enemies..selfish..myopic..corrupt to the core..allergic to progress..all about ME ME ME!!..look@my Jet...so bush and backward!!

Brazil..India..and all those pocket Asian countries at one point in time were at the same level as Nigeria of today..can we say the same now???

Anonymous said...

@Bonario...u said
Resource control is truely in control.

Nope...It's out of control!!

Eze said...

This is a serious liability not an asset, can he explain how this will generate revenue for the state or how it will be of benefit? 2015 will be the year for credible politicians not rogues,mark my words.

Jules said...

N7.2b???? Chibuike, clap for yourself.

Anonymous said...

So it's nt all Nigerians nw?

KOFOSHY said...

Ok, na Million Dollars dey reign now....Cool

Anonymous said...

Please who knows his Pilots? They Oyinbos too?

Oge Nsimah said...

Am sorry for our dear country ..* state jet .mtcheeew is that what the masses really want . Do u knw that there is no single good road in ph ..ok let start from oyibo coming in 2 phc u will spent 1hrs BW oyibo and elem juctn for a distnce of 5min reason bad road , form refinery junction 2 eleme junct 3hrs reason bad road , if it mistaken rain B/w market junction and airforce no way from rumudara 2 rumuokoro no road ,and so many oda place and he is busy buying state jet is that not pure madness ... May God help us in this corrupt states

Unknown said...

Well spoken

Warri Girl said...

Didn't know that governors had official private jets.

Oge Nsimah said...

The most annoying part of it is that no law can hold them I heard that law nd death knowns no king but in Nigeria its not like that .EFFc will investigate nd Neva prosecute buh thankGod no one can bribe death . Linda post my comment ooh

Anonymous said...

Lollllzzzz.
Naija I hail o.
ROTFLMAO

Coogar said...

Am very sure the River State House of Assembly must have approved 60million dollars...while 45million dollars is meant for d jet d remainin 15million dollars will be for d honourable member's ''acknowledgement fee''.

Anonymous said...

Mek you no worry, if dem avoid potholes for ground, no worry d sky dey wait for dem....

Anonymous said...

this is a wasteful governor going under the guise of transforming rivers state education to bleed the state dry with such frivolous purchases...tueh..i weep for this country..

Anonymous said...

after people will wonder what makes people like those in aluu angry.....Port harcourt has one of the worst road networks in nigeria i guess he bought the plane since driving by road is no longer possible in his state...

Anonymous said...

He uses it to carry his handbags about......hehehehe..a failed governor in a failed state...

Anonymous said...

Up akwa ibom governor!!!

Revo Bintin Laye said...

REVOLUTION

Anonymous said...

REVOLUTION APPROACHING and when it happens my family and I would hv left dis country.

Anonymous said...

Linda, I don't blame the governor @ all.!.

Woji, Eleme, Iwofe roads in particular are bad and the oil companies have payed the communities to fix these roads and they refused!!!

The PortHarcourt 1st son, has done excellently well in the education and health sectors, those who live there can attest to this.

Rotimi Amaechi has decided that the host communities with the affected roads will bear the brunt of their actions.

It is well with Rivers State. Sometimes the citizens (especially in this case are to blame).
Thanks

baba said...

This is the same governor and house of assembly/government that criticised the former governor, peter odili for acquiring jets for the state, with the state funds with the approval, of the, then house of assembly, presided over by ameachi himself; calling it waste of funds. To the extent they even sold one off, now they are purchasing again while the 80% of roads in the state are terribly bad, uncompleted and abandoned projects everywhere, insecurity in the state, ect..
All of them nah same same jare.

baba said...

This is the same governor and house of assembly/government that criticised the former governor, peter odili for acquiring jets for the state, with the state funds with the approval, of the, then house of assembly, presided over by ameachi himself; calling it waste of funds. To the extent they even sold one off, now they are purchasing again while the 80% of roads in the state are terribly bad, uncompleted and abandoned projects everywhere, insecurity in the state, ect..

Anonymous said...

Niggers in Niggeria......We will rid our land and kind of all these stupid leaders.

Anonymous said...

Ooogaju this your gbagaun is the highest of the highest'untiled' chineke...

Anonymous said...

When the fear of God is not in a man, his steps are not ordered by Him. Therefore, he would be led by his corrupted instincts to take wrong decisions at a higher level. When a man does not fear God, definitely he will fear death and man. That,s the reason for the newly purchased jet. God is truly plentious in mercy but He.....

Anonymous said...

Abeg shut your mouth. For the state? You must be very naïve. Please let her tell us what is happening.

Anonymous said...

Governor has one so does his wife. If things were ok in Rivers state,would a thing like the Aluu killings occur? Kidnapping s still prevalent, militants r the big boys in the state. The roads are bad,bridges are collapsing. It isn't news anymore that politicians in Nigeria only seek a 2nd term in order to enrich their purses. Amaechi has done nothing since his reelection. Citizens can only murmur or grumble to a governor they see, our governor is always in Abuja.
Let him enjoy the jet while mothers give birth to babies in flood relief camps without medical assistance. No b 2day.

Anonymous said...

The British Prime minister has none.Flys commercial airline....BLACK MAN!

Anonymous said...

The British Prime minister has none.Flys commercial airline....BLACK MAN!

Anonymous said...

The British Prime minister has none.Flys commercial airline....BLACK MAN!

Anonymous said...

i can assure you that the plan is not his personal plan because most would have been purchased via lease from GE Aviation in Lagos or US under a lease, cabin crew agreement and maintenance agreement

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Anonymous said...

Don't complain VOTE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

All these politicians be acting like IDIOTS!!. Nigeria has the worst governance I've ever seen!!. Is it not the same state four students were killed??, is it not that same states the students are still on an indefinite strike???, are the parents of the victims compesated yet??, and the so called MR. PRESIDENT refused to say anything like he's not even heard about it!!!, and then... All they can do is; acquire a private jet for the governor??.. I weep for us!! Will Nigeria be ever great??

Anonymous said...

and i hope he enters it with bobk boys useless man

Anonymous said...

may God have mercy on our leaders and on Nigeria. As the bible says; psalm 37 is for all the wicked people aka leaders in Nigeria. prov 19 ans 20 says "do not be envious of the wicked...and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out" God will deal with them all in his own time

OneHawtNaijaChick said...

Chei...$45Million. abeg amaechi I wan do masters abroad, and i need just 0.2% of that money. Biko

Remi A. said...

100% agree.

Anonymous said...

private jet is now the reigning thing, if u are still on blackberry or ipad, u are sitting on a long thing

Maryjane Blogazine By Angel Eze said...

HAS HE TAKEN CARE OF THE STATE AND PEOPLE'S NEEDS BEFORE BUYING IT? VISIT/FOLLOW MY BLOG-Maryjanedavidson.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Amaechi u of all governors,i tot u know wot u re doing.may God deliver us

Anonymous said...

If God won catch him make he fly it himself na chad he go land,,,there r bunch of crazy pple in dis country but am not surprise if one pastor can have 3jets why not governors???God is watching everyone of them let put everything in God hands cos we cant fight them

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Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi said...

Gợ̣̣̝̇̇̇ợ̣̣̝̇̇̇Ԃ day LIB readers and also LINDA, I hav read all ur comments as regards my purchasing a jet 4 security reasons. I noticed most of U̶̲̥̅̊ were hinting on construction of roads and health care. Plz note dat all those roads U̶̲̥̅̊ were talking abt like Iwofe, Ada George, Eleme, Trans-amadi, uniport roads were awarded to various constructed companies and there is a deadline 4 completion and if these companies dnt complete it, there will be serious effects. I only want U̶̲̥̅̊ 2 knw dat its not easy 2 be a governor and I can't be evrywhere in rivers state dats y I hav commisioners, special assistants e.t.c. There was a time I spoke 2 wazobia FM as regards some issues in d state and I told them dat corruption is not meant 4 govt 2 fight alone but every stakeholder. Instead of criticising d govt, let's all join hands and make Rivers state a great state. Thanks. Gov. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.

Anonymous said...

No be small tin o

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

The equivalent of that is N7.11 billion, jeez!!! Just think of the amount of development that could be to the masses. How many times in a year would he the governor even use this jet? Just a couple of times,so is this worthy of wasting such a huge amount on? Don't be surprise that this jet goes missing after his dispensation because he would just sell it off and keep the money. Well,na your time,enjoy!!

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