Akwa Ibom State Governor To Sell Off State’s Private Jet Bought By Akpabio

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at 17-06-2015 11:34AM (4 years ago)

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Barring last minute change of mind, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, is on the verge to sell off the state owned private jet as the cost of maintenance is said  to be a drain to the state’s purse. Emmanuel is tinkering with the idea of selling the private jet that was bought by the immediate past governor now senator, Godswill Akpabio, as it was meant to make movement for the governor easy.
Emmanuel on assumption of office on May 29, 2015 has opted for chartered helicopters for his engagement outside the state which he considered less-expensive.
A source close to Akwa Ibom seat of power said that the governor is looking for buyer for the private jet as the cost of fueling and maintaining the aircraft is too expensive given the dwindling revenue base of the state.
“Governor Emmanuel is not comfortable with the idea of sustaining the ownership of the jet and is contemplating selling it, more so, because of the slash in states’ allocations and the high cost of aviation fuel,” the source asserted.
It will be recalled that former, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, bought a Bombardier jet for $45 million in 2012.



royalsam450 at 17-06-2015 11:40AM (4 years ago)
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See change
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bayonel3 at 17-06-2015 11:50AM (4 years ago)
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he had better sell it... because i don't know why they have private jets in the first place... is it so that they can rule more easily? no wonder the citizens are enjoying...smh
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robertedo3 at 17-06-2015 12:00PM (4 years ago)
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Sometimes i wonder hw God created we nigerians hw can a state own a private jet yet salaries are owned  the poor cant send their  children to sch children of our leaders sch abroad at rhe expence of poor nigerians  hw do we move foward when are quest for materialism is so high  only God save the poor once
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Mobbysmartins at 17-06-2015 12:18PM (4 years ago)
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Good
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nametalkam at 17-06-2015 12:21PM (4 years ago)
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Lol,  The Oil states, Novice will think, "Oh nice going this man is saving us money, trying to sell the flamboyant jet bought by Akpabio" - but come back in few months time and find out what he did with the money, he probably will take some loan and buy himself a bigger jet - thats the economy/management skills of the Nigerian leaders.

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echeeche at 17-06-2015 12:45PM (4 years ago)
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Supported
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freethinker at 17-06-2015 12:46PM (4 years ago)
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WHICH WAY NIGERIA?
LATE SUNNY OKOSUN SAW THESE THINGS SOME YEARS BACK, AND SANG ''WHICH WAY NIGERIA, WHICH WAY TO GO, I LOVE MY FATHERLAND, I WANT TO KNOW, WHICH WAY NIGERIA IS HEADING TO?
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!
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papadip at 17-06-2015 01:02PM (4 years ago)
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I doubt if he is going to sell it…
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papadip at 17-06-2015 01:06PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: robertedo3 on 17-06-2015 12:00PM
Sometimes i wonder hw God created we nigerians hw can a state own a private jet yet salaries are owned  the poor cant send their  children to sch children of our leaders sch abroad at rhe expence of poor nigerians  hw do we move foward when are quest for materialism is so high  only God save the poor once
A lot of human beings are heartless…...
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Stylecool at 17-06-2015 02:40PM (4 years ago)
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Generation
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dareper at 17-06-2015 04:23PM (4 years ago)
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Good one. Imagine what 45million dollars can do to the life of akwa ibom people
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winace at 17-06-2015 08:47PM (4 years ago)
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Ok o
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osarobo62 at 17-06-2015 11:22PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on 17-06-2015 01:02PM
I doubt if he is going to sell it…
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy his wife is going to knock his head tonight.
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hylink at 18-06-2015 07:00AM (4 years ago)
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am interesting in buying it how much email me the photos
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lexyclasy at 18-06-2015 08:11AM (4 years ago)
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@Nametalkam........next time i prefer u post constructively and try to understand d reason why d governor wants to sell d jet.....bothering on high cost of maintenance d man is a confirm economist.....ask Zenith bank.....where he was before and also Nexim bank stop throwing tan-tums on a man not found culpable at the moment.... his concern at the moment is industrialization of akwa ibom.....dats why he kick start with the ibom deep port...lets see what he can do...first
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beneno at 18-06-2015 10:56AM (4 years ago)
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oooooooooooooooh
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PoliticxGuru at 18-06-2015 05:22PM (4 years ago)
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wasted generation
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Ashiitu2 at 18-06-2015 11:44PM (4 years ago)
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hmmmmm
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elchymo at 16-08-2015 06:24PM (4 years ago)
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Udom is right
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