The Legacy 600, a Rivers state owned aircraft allegedly abandoned in Germany under unclear circumstance by the Amaechi administration has been recovered and flown back to Rivers.
Governor Nyesom Wike on receipt of the aircraft flown into the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Tuesday, said his administration wasn’t playing petty politics in the recovery of the aircraft.
Wike reiterated that it took diligent intelligence gathering by his administration to discover the asset, alleging how the administration of his predecessor and former Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, flew the aircraft to Germany with no record of the development made available to his administration.
He said, “To the glory of God, the plane is back and Rivers people can see, Nigerians can see, it is not that we are playing politics. All we are saying, we never knew, nobody told us until we got intelligence that we have this asset somewhere.”
The Legacy 600 Aircraft, he recalled, was purchased by Dr. Peter Odili’s led Rivers government, but abandoned at the General Atomics Aerotec in Munich, Germany by the Rotimi Ameachi’s administration since 2012.
“What is very important to all of us here today is that when we came into power in 2015, nobody handed over any report or gave us handover note to let us know where such asset of the State was, only for us to hear in 2019 that this asset is somewhere”, he narrated.