President Jonathan’s N9bn Jet Develops Sudden Fault

The President yesterday and some other top government
officials in the country escaped an air mishap at the Minna Airport in Niger
State when a presidential jet developed a technical fault, while they were
The presidential jet, Nigerian Air Force 001 (5N-FGT), had
earlier brought the president to the state to attend a PDP rally before heading
back to the airport after the rally for a trip to Sokoto, but when the president
and other top government officials boarded the jet, the jet refused to move.
They were there for several minutes and all efforts made by the crew members
and engineers proved abortive.

While this was going on, Vice-President Namadi Sambo;
President of the Senate, David Mark; all PDP governors, members of the National
Assembly and members of the Federal Executive Council were watching under the
scorching sun.
They were later conveyed into the Jet that brought the vice
president, but only a few could fly with the president because the jet was smaller.
Namadi Sambo later joined the senate president in a smaller presidential jet
that flew him down, before leaving the state.

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