Save Rivers, Sell Returned Legacy Jet, Rivers APC advises Wike

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Sell returned private jet, fund critical sectors in Rivers – APC advises Wike

Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged the state government to quickly sell the “legacy jet A-600” aircraft and invest the proceeds towards the renovation of all dilapidated primary and secondary institutions.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) stated that the fund that will be realized could also assist in the “resuscitation of the moribund primary healthcare system, pay off all outstanding salaries owed teachers of demonstration secondary schools, and also wrongfully dismissed lecturers of Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.”

This comes days after the Rivers Government led by Governor Nyesom Wike recovered the legacy aircraft lost by Rotimi Amaechi

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The APC said in a statement that the funds from the sale of the aircraft could also be used for the payment of “five years salaries of RSSDA staff, payment of pensions, and gratuities, student’s bursaries, and many more unresolved obligations of the state government.”

The statement was issued by Darlington Nwauju, the APC’s state Publicity Secretary.

When referring to the people of Rivers state, Darlington stated that there is “no economic benefit” to be had by the private jet at a time when the global economy is in “economic meltdown.”

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The statement also raised the question of where the state government plans to get the funds to pay for “the landing cost of the aircraft, daily parking fee, navigational charges per flight, monthly salary for Pilot, engagement of a ground crew, maintenance engineers, cleaners, security, Maintenance, observation and repairs amongst other issues involved.”

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