The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday reportedly grounded Rivers Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi’s chartered aircraft.
The aircraft, which was allegedly grounded in Kano State when Amaechi paid a condolence visit to Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, came on the heels of the release of the state-owned bombardier aircraft to Rivers after it was grounded for over a year by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.
According to an online news medium, TheCable, the Kano State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, told sympathisers, who came to condole with Kwankwaso over the death of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, at the Government House, Kano, that the chartered aircraft was grounded by officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on “orders from above”.
The aircraft, which also conveyed the former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, and a former acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, was reportedly grounded at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
Confirming the development, Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Ms Ibim Seminitari, said the aircraft was grounded around 11.30pm.
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