Gov Akpabio Owns $45 Million Private Jet

The government of Akwa Ibom State has confirmed that Gov Akpabio Godswill like his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, also owns a brand new jet.

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Gov Akpabio took possession of the $45 million jet in June 2012.

gov akpabio with private jet

Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Information, Aniekan Ummanah, confirmed that Gov Akpabio bought the Gulfstream jet manufactured in 2011, but insisted that that it is Akwa Ibom State property., Governor Amaechi’s gleaming new toy is a Bombardier Global 5000 (N565RS), which he acquired for his exclusive use.

Gov Akpabio’s state of the art jet, which carries FAA registration number N224BH, was interestingly purchased by the same Bank of Utah Trust account used by the Rivers state government.  The deal was handled by a trust attorney at the bank and delivered to Gov Akpabio.

Records show that Gov Akpabio, whose deputy resigned yesterday, has travelled abroad in the jet regularly, especially to and within the United States, since the acquisition.

A flight tracking website provided the following information regarding Gov Akpabio’s penchant for traveling on the jet.  These flights do not show Nigeria movements:

Origin           Destination                Departed                                             Arrival

28-Sep-2012     GLF4/Q     Westchester County (KHPN)     Cologne Bonn (EDDK / CGN)     11:50AM EDT     12:28AM CEST (+1) (?)     6:38

28-Sep-2012     GLF4/Q     Savannah/Hilton Head Intl (KSAV)     Westchester County (KHPN)     07:00AM EDT     08:42AM EDT     1:42

24-Sep-2012     GLF4/Q     Westchester County (KHPN)     Savannah/Hilton Head Intl (KSAV)     11:23PM EDT     01:05AM EDT (+1)     1:42

24-Sep-2012     GLF4/Q     Dusseldorf Int’l (EDDL / DUS)     Westchester County (KHPN)     08:20PM CEST     10:21PM EDT     8:01

06-Aug-2012     GLF4/Q     Westchester County (KHPN)     Malaga (LEMG / AGP)     01:49PM EDT     02:42AM CEST (+1) (?)     6:53

05-Aug-2012     GLF4/Q     William P Hobby (KHOU)     Westchester County (KHPN)     08:01PM CDT     12:06AM EDT (+1)     3:05

03-Aug-2012     GLF4/Q     Dallas Love Field (KDAL)     William P Hobby (KHOU)     08:48AM CDT     09:25AM CDT     0:37

01-Aug-2012     GLF4/Q     William P Hobby (KHOU)     Dallas Love Field (KDAL)     03:53PM CDT     04:35PM CDT     0:42

01-Aug-2012     GLF4/Q     Dallas Love Field (KDAL)     William P Hobby (KHOU)     10:49AM CDT     11:26AM CDT     0:37

29-Jul-2012     GLF4/Q     William P Hobby (KHOU)     Dallas Love Field (KDAL)     10:05AM CDT     10:47AM CDT     0:42

28-Jul-2012     GLF4/Q     Bangor Intl (KBGR)     William P Hobby (KHOU)     01:40PM EDT     04:30PM CDT     3:50

28-Jul-2012     GLF4/Q     Dusseldorf Int’l (EDDL / DUS)     Bangor Intl (KBGR)     11:44AM CEST     12:44PM EDT     7:00

It would be recalled that one week ago in Yola, Adamawa State, Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State crashed a Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ, he was flying personally at the time.   He has since been airlifted to Germany for treatment, his injured passengers left in a local hospital. Gov Akpabio

These expensive jet-buying and flying stories concerning Nigeria state governors provide greater proof of muddled priorities, and sometimes, outright corruption, in the administration of the States, where the chief executives and their inner circles live in insensitive luxury despite the despicable general condition of the average citizen.  When they get off their jets, they usually have waiting for them all kinds of exotic cars and long convoys.

Sources said that Mr. Suntai, an aviation enthusiast, owns two aircraft and a helicopter. Aviation sources also said he also owns an airstrip in his village which he built with embezzled state funds.

Gov Akpabio’s new jet puts him squarely among Nigeria’s new jet set of top government officials, connected businessmen and lavish-spending pastors, among whom luxury private jets are the new status symbol.

35 Responses to "Gov Akpabio Owns $45 Million Private Jet"

  1. nejahro   November 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    so so so large amount of money just for fame and pride, maybe even jelousy that Rivers state governor bought his.

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  2. abass   November 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    This is good for this gov. but i think that He should spent this money wisely.

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    • odeh pat   December 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      that good of you

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      • saad   April 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

        i agree JARE HE was voted in by his ppl na. pls take all the money and buy what u want to buy my dear Gov,

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  3. nejahro   November 3, 2012 at 8:11 am

    that is our money going

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    • saad   April 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Money going where ???????????????????
      pls go and contest na
      stop disturbing my great Gov.

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  4. Kelly   November 3, 2012 at 8:20 am

    All this money we are using on private are they not too much? $45m is a lot of money, no governor is worth that amount, we should try and be prudent in our spending

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  5. yatwa   November 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Good thing But remember u havent paid ur workers for 3 months

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  6. tunji   November 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    When and l read an excerpts on the book of two reputed writers, karl Maier and Professor Patrick Wilmot in a book written by REV father John Okwoeze Odey, it gives us in a nutshell the true portrait of Nigeria and leaders. In Maier Book, THIS HOUSE HAS FALLING: NIGERIA IN CRISIS. He wrote:”Nigeria is designed by alien occupiers and abused by army rule…. and politicians,Nigeria state is like a battered and bruised elephant staggering toward an abyss with the ground crumbling under its feet.”

    Rev John Odey Book- THE PIRATES IN POWER AND THE SONG OF THE OPPRESSED,expressed the times we are in as not being the best of times. When you see a Governor inviting the whole world coming to see what naturally should be is primary assignment, to few of us who are not so gullible but have discerning spirit we know such has a lot to hide terms of underneath dirtiness. JET or no JET, they have helped themselves and enrich themselves than any former ruller of such states.

    The real performing Governors like Fashola of Lagos state does not believe in showmanship and wastage but work and work for the people. Go to AKWA IBOM you will think the Governor is using his father’s money as his portrait are displayed every where in the state, THEY ARE PIRATES IN POWER LIKE THE ONE IN ONDO STATE.

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    • King Ray   January 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      tunji, you must be a big fool. Go to Akwa Ibom and see what is happening. Must you live a poor man for ever?

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  7. Usman Gambo   November 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Governor Akpabio cannot be blamed for his spending. He has done so much for the state. If $45million is part of his worth, why nose into his private life? He is a governor and has an edge at monetary value over commons.

    Whether he has his image posted on billboards, I suggest its an act of consolidation of his. Afterall, other governors have been disposed to the same resources or even more and they end up carting away with everything. Uyo is now a big city so what? Perhaps we need more of employment.

    Perhaps we wait for EFCC to probe him after his tenure in 2015; which I think he may not fall into the ditch.

    The only advise I have on the Governor is that he should try and look into the wellbeing of his people in the Northern Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State; especially Ikono, Ini & Ikot Ekpene. Basic necessities are still strange resources to these areas.

    Lastly, I advise the governor to spend responsibly. Ete nam mkpo nte owo annang. Ku boro mmo.

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    • Allen   December 23, 2012 at 9:38 am

      I weep!!

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    • Akanowo Edet   January 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Ete Usman Gambo, mbok mbio annang ese anamdie mkpo mbok tang wod inung

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  8. Danjuma Sabo   November 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    May be is what their people want, at least they use it to transfer their treasure
    Conveniently.

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  9. Basssy,David   December 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    hmmm Gud dis kinda nationself! Haw many of our american counterparts own all dis wealth! Despyt dier riches yet d shre it with dier commonies! Bt here in niggeria d caloused minded rulers spend moni on undesired material fings which can square out dier breadth in jast seconds,whn dere r millions of piple dieing of hunger! Cant der use dis monis 2 save d lest privilages! Hmmmm i hate our leaders with passion! I wish God ‘ll open dier eyes 2 see dat dev all 4goten dier silli promises de made b4 man n God!

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    • odeh pat   December 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      I love ur comment at list the should used half of it for the lest privilege

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  10. Sulaimn Nma Usman   December 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Buying a jet is not suppose to be a problem if the state can afford it, I strongly want to believe that its Akwa Ibom state property. My headache is, in most states of Nigeria, our Governors are bunch of disappointment, they just dont care about the society but physically believed in stealing our resources. Some make a lot of noise with just nothing to show for it. Some people are calling for REVOLUTION but can that really help and save us?. 2015 is fast approaching, please lets vote wisely, I believe in the rule of law, EFFCC what next? after 2015 and immunity wahala. JEGA over to you come 2015, please fear God the creator of the universe. I rest my case.

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  11. Gabba   December 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Governor Akpabio deserve to have private jet.

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  12. odeh pat   December 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    As list he should used half of his money for the lest privilege

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  13. Kano   December 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

    All selfishness and greed is as result of ignorance .ignorance will make a man build a house too big for his need,buy a cars he doesn’t drive, accumulate wealth to the detriment of his society,it is the height of ignorant that make a governor of a state to dip his hand in the state treasury to buy a private jet.president Obama cannot use $45m to buy a private jet talkless of a governor in US,that an advance indusralize nation. If this cannot happen in such country with very high GDP and per capital income why should it happen in this poverty striking country called Nigeria? The governors does not know that they are making mockery of themselves. They are economic illiterate or how does jet add value to life of an average citizen of their state. When you have ignorant men at the helm of affairs that what you will see.

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  14. Allen   December 23, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Simple Truth has left us. Now we believe and support the lies.

    To those who support his jet cruising, and other governors who spend public funds to aquire private jets, shame on you all.
    May generations to come look back on the political history of today and confirm our elected representstives criminal and evil men for what they have done to us.

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  15. Edet   December 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Akwa Ibom state is one of the poorest state in nja,monthly allocation from the federation account notwithstanding.What is their internally generated revenue?,can that state sustain itself for three months without the usual monthly allocation from the center?.The level of unemployment among the youth is very high.The Presidency should put checks on the excesses of some of our Govs.

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  16. jude   January 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    is that way to help the common man in the state.why can they emulate imo state governor.

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  17. momo   February 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    No matter how much supports or criticisms that will make these politicians change their mind for the best, rather let us unanimously seek the face of God because is the only for us.

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  18. Daroos   May 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Akpabio is a strong men with so much connection ooutside the country and wo you don’t expect him to start picking commercial jets to his official business in places like texas

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  19. mastup   May 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    this man has finished Nigeria’s money. just of recent, he bought a private car that the inside explain a private jet for himself now he has bought another one. well may God rescue Nigeria from the hands of wicked governors.

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  20. femi   May 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    keep it up, it’s what you work for

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  21. Arc. Stoic   August 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

    It is not by his own doing, God knows the best for His people. I wish he will buy small one for me. I’m a corper serving in the state. Thank God for his protecting towards busy traffic. Ha! Ha!! Ha! !! Porverty is not my portion.

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  22. Isaac   September 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Initially, I saw Governor Akpabio as a gentle going type who was poised to attending to the well being of humanity especially when he had been giving the opportunity to be in-charge of the public funds.But just as the bible said, that money answereth all things.

    Akpabio does not only spend state money to fund his luxurious bills but also spend the state money to maim,torture and kill those living around him. Incidents has proved that Governor Akpabio funds a deadly armed thuggery squad which he uses to bring his wicked acts on those communities of other states, like Abia, Enugu and Cross river who shares common boundary with his state.

    Not quite long ago, Akirika-Obu Ndoki in Igubeachara North community in Ukwa-east L.G.Area of Abia state was invaded by his sponsored armed Squad killing and destroying properties.A recent visit to the community reveals that people of the community, even after the invasion dies in their tens because of the psychological trauma living in refugees and homeless in their ancestral land. That is what power can do, if in the crafty wrong hands.

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  23. Bassey   May 26, 2014 at 7:49 am

    mmmh this is so funny then the monthly maintenance of this kind of jet will run to one million Naira, which could have been used to do a very important thing in the state.

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  24. Rich   May 26, 2014 at 8:18 am

    We have better plans for Akwa Ibom State, better leaders are being born on daily basis, just see the land of promise, with its new style.

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