FG bans Governor Amaechi’s aircraft from flying in Nigeria

PH Garden City

Amaechi_plane-449x300The Federal Government on Saturday intensified its attack on the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, with the National Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, banning the Rivers State-owned bombardier aircraft from flying in Nigeria’sairspace again.

Mr. Amaechi has been having a running battle with the presidency over his stance on major national issues  and his plane was on Friday temporarily prevented  from leaving the Akure Airport. A spokesperson for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN,  later told PREMIUM TIMES the plane was blocked from taking off because the pilot failed to declare the flight manifest.

But at a press conference in Lagos Saturday, the Acting Director General of the NCAA, Benedict  Adeyinka, the Director of Airworthiness and Standards, announced the suspension of the plane from Nigeria’s airspace, saying its clearance certificate had since expired.

“The controversial aircraft on the service of Governor Rotimi Amaechi is operating illegally in the country” Mr Adeyinka said. “The aircraft, abombardier –BD700, global express with registration no N565…

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