Monday, April 15, 2024

Rivers unseals Caverton Helicopters business premises

The Rivers State Government has unsealed the business premises of Caverton Helicopters, which was sealed on April 9.

The state Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Prof. Zaccheus Adangor, disclosed that Caverton Helicopters’ premises were reopened following the firm’s apology and pledge of commitment to be of good conduct.

Recall that the Obio/Akpor Local Government Chairman, Mr Solomon Eke, had sealed off the office located at Air Force Base in Rumuomasi, Rivers State after two pilots working with Caverton Helicopters flown  10 passengers into Port Harcourt in breach of the no-flight order of the government.

But Adangor, in a statement in Port Harcourt, disclosed that Governor Nyesom Wike approved the reopening of the business premises on Monday.

“We have unsealed the business premises of Caverton Helicopters. His Excellency, the Rivers State Governor, gave the approval today (Monday). We unsealed the premises on the basis of the apology tendered by the company and their commitment to be of good conduct,” he stressed.

Earlier on Monday, a third republic senator in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Anietie Okon, faulted the Federal Government’s defence of Carverton Helicopters.

In a statement in Uyo, the former lawmaker said, “The brouhaha between the Federal Government and the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is uncalled for, as the primary objective of government is the security of lives and property.

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“This translates to protection from threats and potential threats to the lives of citizens in the concerned state.

“It is deceitful for the Federal Government through the Ministry of Aviation, to authorise flights into the state without correspondence with the Rivers State Government.”

The former lawmaker argued that Wike was well within his constitutional powers to take necessary action against the unwarranted presence of the passengers and crew of the concerned flight.

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