The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on Sunday grounded the chartered aircraft of Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State.
The aircraft was allegedly grounded in Kano State when Amaechi paid a condolence visit to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
An online news medium, TheCable, reports that the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, told sympathisers who came to condole with Kwankwaso over the death of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, at the Government House, Kano, that the aircraft was grounded by officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on “orders from above.”
The aircraft, which also conveyed the former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, and a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, was reportedly grounded at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
The Commissioner for Information in Rivers State, Ibim Seminitari, told The Punch around 11.30pm that it was true that Amaechi’s chartered aircraft was grounded.