Friday, 18 September 2015

STOLEN... Bauchi Airplane Returns To Nigeria

The controversy continues to trail supposedly missing Bauchi state-owned aircraft as it has touched down in International Airport Bauchi at about 10 am on September 18, Friday.

Morocco state government maintained that it found Embraer ERJ 145.

Its location had been a subject of dispute as the new government supposed the airplane was stolen by its predecessor and hidden in Morocco.

Governor Mohammed Abubakar in a statement last week had announced the aircraft had been found in the north African country.

He said the state’s public Property Recovery Committee traced the plane.

“I wish to announce the fruitful efforts in locating the state owned “Embraer 145 aircraft in Morocco and soon it will land at the Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa international Airport in a matter of days,” the governor stated.

Abubakar added that the plane would be back in Nigeria within days.

In answer, former governor Isa Yuguda told reporters the aircraft was on rent to Overland Airways.

Yuguda said he had given full details about the airplane, which was bought by ex-governor Adamu Mu’azu, in his handover notes.

He said the new government did not require any assets recovery committee to know what happened to the aircraft.

Nuhu Gidado, the state deputy governor, who known about the arrival of the plane, said: “we have been longing to see our aircraft is back and we are glad that the aircraft is back we will be meeting with the crew to see what next and how to move forward”.