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Governor Akpabio Spent $400,000 Daily On Private Jet, Lavished $10m On 25 Trips

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Governor Akpabio Spent $400,000 Daily On Private Jet, Lavished $10m On 25 Trips

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March 26, 2014 – Akwa Ibom Governor Spent $10m On Hired Private Jet: Akpabio Lavished $400,000 Daily On Vista Jet

Governor Akpabio Spent $400,000 Daily On Private Jet, Lavished $10m On 25 Trips

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State spent $10 million over a twenty-five trips or 600 hours of service. The governor hired a private jet, a Canadian Challenger 604 from Swiss-based Vista jet, an investigation by SaharaReporters has revealed.

Mr. Akpabio paid the sum to the jet charter company owned in part by Kola Aluko. Mr. Aluko is known to be quite close to Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and has been described as one of a few fronts for the minister’s extensive money laundering schemes.

Mr. Aluko was also instrumental to the private jet provided to the Nigerian Petroleum minister who caused the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to spent N10 billion naira to charter another Vista jet, Challenger 850 Aircraft marked OE-ILA which has now been moved out of Nigeria following an investigation launched by the House of Representatives.

The charter jet used by the governor was registered in Switzerland as OE-INI. The governor and his entourage used the jet on trips within Nigeria and Europe within the period. Records seen by SaharaReporters indicated that Mr. Akpabio spent close to $400,000 per day for the period of the jet charter, which started in January 2010.

Mr. Akpabio later purchased a Bombardier jet for $45 million in 2012. SaharaReporters reported exclusively on the governor’s purchase of the jet.

A few months after splurging on the jet, Governor Akpabio also bought a bullet-proof van from a US armory company for $1 million dollars.

In 2012, Vista jet made at least 900 trips within the Nigerian airspace using four jets that were making at least three landings per day.

See more photos from his recent trip on the vista jet

[Source: Saraha Reporter]

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. iron bar

    March 27, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    crooks in power..bankrupting the future of their states

  2. Daleroous

    March 27, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    why are these criminals looting their state dry imagine spending $400000 a day on private jet. Akpabio is such a brainless moron

  3. Mbulu Awam

    March 27, 2014 at 3:40 AM

    pot belly thief what do u expect when u make a farmer ur governor I pity akwa ibomites

  4. 9jablower

    March 27, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    mbulu don’t pity only ibomites but the whole country at large……

    this disheartening…..

  5. hamzy

    March 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    nigeria problem, is democracy , every 4 years , we produce new or existing 36 governing criminals, who will come with their group to milk nigeria and with over 100 thieves from house of rep , armed robberies, minister and cabinets

    the problem, is that nigeria is running a very attractive lavishly democracy , and until when nigeria will take away the so much power of ministers , governors, we still lot of theieves and criminals , who will get political post and be so rich over night,

  6. grace

    March 27, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Foolish man

  7. Rambo

    March 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    LET THEM KEEP ON LAVISHING NIGERIAN MONEY AS IF ITS THEIR FATHER’S INHERITANCE MEANWHILE EATING UP THE FUTURE OF MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS,NO LIGHT,DEATH TRAPS ON ROAD 2-4-7,STRIKE TPDAY AND TOMORROW,BOKOHARAM AND ALL,BY THE GRACE OF GOD IT IS THAT SAME JET THAT WOULD TERMINATE YOUR LIVES…HOPELESS SET OF ANIMALS..

  8. Adekunle yomi

    March 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    I just can’t wait to start seeing Nigerians turning out to be suicide bombers to start destroying this useless politicians,am sure by the time we finish majority of them..that demon inside of them will wake-up at once…your days are numbered Nigerian politicians.we are fef of your madness.

  9. MY FANS

    March 27, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Ha ha ha my oga carry go.i like ur way but remember to care for d poor and needy. so dat God will b ur men.

  10. SHEHU KANKIA

    March 27, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Yes how i wish my people “The Katsinawas” will have the opportunity to read the above story to see how and where Governors are stealing and spending public’s money with impunity, they would have speared our own Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema who has successfully transformed Katsina State with laudable peoples’ oriented projects.

  11. Temy

    March 27, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    God have mercy, 4 God wil surely judge u all. spending millions on jet when so pple are looking 4 only 500 hundred naira to feed their family most of u are there spending money heartlessly on vanity

  12. cadau

    March 27, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    WHY do those in power continue to waste our resources? not even a council in the uk can afford to spend such money a day. The mayor of London/new York both don’t have private jets. They use Briish/ American airline. corruption will continue to thrive in naija because these idiots gov/ministers don’t appear to be accountable to anyone not even GEJ. I am not surprise as GEJ himself is weak and corrupt and does not appear to have the ability to change this situation. Nigerian are only alive because of the love of God and their ability to help themselves. The Government does not do anything for the people and they continue to suffer needlessly as Naija is rich enough to feed the whole of Africa but instead its money is making small amount of people richer while the masses continue in penury. The same idiots come abroad to enjoy the amenities but do not return to improve the life of its people. Very sad indeed. May God help us.

  13. Mazi

    March 27, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    God hav marcy on our leader, give them repentance heart, and provide for the needy in Naija.

  14. Oluwafemmy dee

    March 27, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Its only Almighty God who can deliver us from these luthers. We Nigerians is high time we knw our rights in this country, Govt is expected 2 do 100% of what d masses need, they’ll do lik 30% out of 100% dey keep 70% 2 thierselve. Then some nigerian will praisin them, d little dey did is nt out of their gr8t grnd Father wealth/resources. This is Nigeria resouces. We must stand n fight 4 our right

  15. Etini Albert

    March 28, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    Nsido mfana mmofo? Is it ur state’s money he is spending? We are not complaining cos we have money in our state! Mind ur own business, MBOK!!!

  16. Denis Ray Ogosi

    March 31, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    When morale decay permeates a society, accountability and responsibility is practically non existent, governance and authority is handled by hoodlums and gangsters, the fundamental fabric of that society is thrown to the dogs, the hyenas and the crocodiles, the result is what we see in Persons like the state governor, the country’s lawmakers and executives in general. Nigeria has progressively and systematically attained and archived the latest in New LOWS by arrant arrogance in squandering of the countries resources and display of unlimited oppressive powers especially to the common man.

    Nigerian can best be described as an Oasis of life, a land flowing with milk and honey but this land is inherently laden with with bitter tears, hardship, silent moans, fears and heartbreak by a vast majority of the people because the blessed land is accursed by a few who takes the country as a Private Limited Company, ruled by a few families to the colossal detriment of us all….

    Shame to the Akpabios, shame to house of rep and Senate, shame to the Babangidas, Shame to the Obasanjos, Shame to Gowons, shame to the Abachas, shame and disgrace to all in power who aid and albeit in any way shape of form the outright raping and dismembering of Nigeria, all they have deprived the masses from enjoying their generation will bear the curse and burden especially when Nigeria is back to her feet again. Amen

  17. Shaka

    April 8, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    I dnt ned to get to the cliamx of the gist,masses re surffering and some1 is busy spending billons on a jet,HMM! i dnt knw wat nig is turning in2,the Gov of akwa ibom shuld be sanctioned and qurreied.

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