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Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2013

Amaechi Trouble Deepens as House Committee Holds Public Hearing on Controversial Aircraft

River State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi

The last is yet to be heard of the controversies engendered by the Bombadier aircraft said to be owned by the Rivers State Government grounded recently by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA).
In order to unravel the operations of the aircraft in the country following claims by NCAA on the illegality of the plane’s operations within the country and counter claims by the government of Rivers State, the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation is today beginning a public hearing on the issue.

Top officials of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Caverton Helicopters and Rivers State Government are expected to appear before the committee to make their presentations regarding their roles in the controversies that surrounded the grounded plane and establish the real owner of the plane.
It will be recalled that the controversies over the plane began three weeks ago when the government of Rivers State claimed that the plane which took the Governor of Rivers State,Rotimi Amaechi to Akure Airport to attend the burial of the deceased deputy governor of Ekiti State, was not allowed to take off back to the State.
It claimed the action was part of the politics of hatred being hatched by powers that be at the Federal level against the governor.
In a swift reaction, the management of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency debunked the claim and said it should not be dragged into politics as the plane was never grounded but had a few moments of delayed take off following non-presentation of manifest as required by regulation.
The agency further clarified that as soon as the number of the people on board was obtained the plane was cleared for take off.
However less less than 12hours after the NAMA press statement, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, in another statement by its acting Director General said the plane has been grounded as it has been operating illegally in the almost three weeks after the expiration of its permit.

Source: Nigerianaviationnews

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