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.
Amaechi likes his jet, and if Jay Z, Ifeanyi Uba or David Oyedepo can have one, then by God and by Federal Allocation sharing, he must have one too. Rivers State has enough money to have several private jets. The people of Port Harcourt understand that their governor must fly in style and in private, whilst they worry about jobs, food and minimum wage because that is not really in his purview as their leader.