The All Progressives Congress, (APC), Rivers state chapter, has urged the state government to sell off the legacy jet A-600 and use the money in refurbishing all abandoned primary and secondary schools.
The APC explained that the funds gotten from the sale of the jet could also be used to pay off all outstanding salaries owed teachers of demonstration secondary schools, wrongfully dismissed lecturers of Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic and also resuscitate the moribund primary healthcare system.
APC shared their opinion via a statement by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju,
The party said funds from the sale of the aircraft could also be used for the payment of the “five years salaries of RSSDA staff, payment of pensions, and gratuities, student’s bursaries and many more unresolved obligations of the state government”.
Nwauju argued that the private jet serves no purpose to the people of Rivers state given the current state of the nation.
He questioned where the state government will get fund to pay for “the landing cost of the aircraft, daily parking fee, navigational charges per flight, monthly salary for Pilot, engagement of a ground crew, maintenance engineers, cleaners, security, Maintenance, observation and repairs amongst other issues involved”.