- June 17, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: Akwa Ibom, Business, National News, Politics, Uncategorized
UYO—Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, is not finding private jet ownership a worthwhile investment.
In view of Governor Emmanuel’s unfavorable disposition to the private jet acquired by his predecessor, Chief Godswill Akpabio to ease his movement outside the state, he is contemplating disposing of the aircraft.
Since his inauguration on May 29, 2015, Emmanuel is said to prefer travelling by chartered helicopters which he considers less-ostentatious.
Reports revealed that the governor was shopping for buyers of the jet to relieve him of the burden of fueling and maintaining it.
“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 said.