Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration has recovered the state-owned Legacy 600 aircraft abandoned in Germany since 2012.
The Legacy 600 aircraft touched down on Tuesday at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Ikwere Local Government Area of the state.
Wike said the Legacy 600 Aircraft was secretly abandoned in Germany by the immediate past administration without any record of it made available to his administration.
The Governor said that the recovery and eventual return of the lost asset was a reality, not mere politics.
He explained that it took intelligence reports for his administration to discover such an asset.
He stated that Rotimi Amaechi‘s administration abandoned the aircraft with the General Atomics Aerotec in Munich, Germany, since 2012
He said: “To the glory of God, the plane is back and Rivers people can see, Nigerians can see, it is not that we are playing politics. All we are saying, we never knew, nobody told us until we got intelligence that we have this asset somewhere.”
Wike disclosed that the Legacy 600 Aircraft was purchased by the Dr. Peter Odili’s led administration to serve the interest of Rivers people.
He said: “What is very important to all of us here today is that when we came into power in 2015, nobody handed over any report or gave us handover note to let us know where such asset of the State was, only for us to hear in 2019 that this asset is somewhere.”