Jonathan Vs Amaechi: NSA Orders Rivers Commissioner To Abuja Over Helicopter Purchase

Sambo Dasuki
By SaharaReporters, New York

The National Security Adviser, Col. Sabo Dasuki, has invited Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari over a press release she issued last Friday.

Semenitari had issued the press release to clear the air on the new helicopters which were  recently acquired for security purposes in Rivers State.

In the press release, which was done to stave off allegations that the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi acquired the helicopters towards his 2015 presidential bid,  Semenitari said that in fact, “The Rivers State government had announced its intention to purchase two security helicopters at different fora.

“ The Rivers State Government has always owned a private jet and has NOT purchased any new airplanes nor does it intend to purchase one. As is typical of Governor Amaechi, such purchases would be openly and transparently done and so would not need to be a matter of conjecturing."

Apart from this, she also  explained how the state acquired two helicopters at the cost of S29m dollars.

Semenitari showing purchse  documents, said that the Federal Government paid S15m dollars out of the amount.  Semenitari is scheduled to meet the NSA at noon today.

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According to constitution, no

According to constitution, no individual or government can buy a chopper without the aproval of Mr President, and the President has consented to receive such requests through the office of NSA only.

AFRAID OF CORRUPTION BEING EXPOSED

The Boko haram NSA who has helped his sect to increase suffering for Nigerians was raged by the transparent disclosure by the commissioner who said the Fed Govt contributed $15m. The NSA as usual might have overinvoiced the transaction to may be $25m and was shocked to hear the commissioner mentioned $15 as its contribution. Corruption is behind the invitation. We need more of the commisssioner to tell Nigerians what our money is being used for. Shame on the Fed Govt. GEJ is being so scandalous in pusuing the failed 2015 election. He cannot win as there is nothing to give him any votes. He brutally abused Nigerian goodwill for him.

Why did u insult our Prophet

Why did u insult our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)? Do you have any proves to depend yourself? Please be careful with what is coming from your mouth. If you are making any arguments do it based on ur facts and with the northerners not with the Islam and the Prophet of Islam. If u dare do that againg believed Allah will not allowed you to be in peace for the rest of ur life.

IDIOT

Hmmm you are an Idiot is Niger Delta a country? was it not the same Northerners that liberated you from slavery and give you civilization in real life, you should be grateful to the north for the duration you are staying in this world come to think of it you are not even a christian you claim to be because if you are you will not be using the names of prophets on this forum for your stupidity, The Moslems respect and accept that Jesus a prophet of GOD believe it or not, The last time i cheeked the Niger Deltans are Ogogoro Drinkers like Zandams of Cameroon and Thieves, How many of you are there??? And 90 percent of you are bastards without fathers.

Well done.

Well done.

Censorship?

So with a litle hint of criticism, you resort to censorship? What happened to my comment?

amaechi, where is alams, ibori, odili-ati sylva

What that dog called Aamechi did with the purchase of a bullet proof chopper while the masses suffer in rivers state, is to tell aso rock that Boko Haram and the Fulani North were responsible for the death of Azazi-and the governor of kaduna state period. That Azazi was killed by the state of Nigeria--they same way they connived and killed Obi Wali-Azazi and Boro--so he needs protection from the fulanis in BH ati their leader buhari. Those who twisted his brain the same way they did to ibori and alams-are the contractors who purchased the chopper for the animal called amaechi--it was never his ikwerre brothers--nor ijaws--they are the yorubas, ibos and the fulanis-he used to buy himself a chopper--the same people who sent Ken to his grave-are the ones he is dancing with--only way out is for us to split-but deri we all voted for jonah--really? theres a world of difference between the mechanics who voted and the blue color workers who work 4 SR

Sanusi yaradua

Sanusi Yar'ada stop being STUPID! do u think this forum is meant for cows? You ought not say speak wen matured and learned pple 're talking. Be warned! As for Amechi, that garage dude is OVER-AMBITIOUS. If an helicopter costs $6m, how come he spnt $26m to purchase two? EFCC whr una dey? A Lawyer ( Justice Marshal Mukoro ) sentenced a small boy to death by hanging for robbing 9055 thousand naira and Amechi is Stealing in million Dollars! Chai.... 9ja

Phony War

It seems as though too many column inches is being devoted to this phony war between Gov. Amaechi and the President. It leads me to the conclusion that it is being stoke up and exaggerated by the media to give a certain impression of disquiet in the pdp and to portray the President as someone who is unable to manage his relationship with others. This is rather silly! GEJ is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Amaechi is a Governor of one of 36 states in the country. There is simply no contest. Please journalists, move on because you are getting pedantic and boring.

Can Someone Steals From Himself?

The question asked is, can someone steals from himself? The answer is no. To say GEJ & Gov. Amechi are stealing from their God blessed land is a falsehood. The only persons that stole from the country are IBB, Sani Abacha, Umaru Dikko, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, prophet muhammad to mention but a few. The last names mentioned above are criminals & child molesters who need their hands chopped off. Leave the oil money to the southerners & go about your groundnut pyramids and goats hoarding. Take your Boko Haram & your sharia laws with you also. In the beginning there was a WORD called A R A B A. What happened to that word Divide? We want the Northern muslims to go & give us our Christian Minorities in the North. No Genocide for the innocent minorities.

AMEACHI, FAILED SS.

Whatever food the government is cooking, as far it is sweet, it is okay for Nigerians. Ameachi has bitten more than he can swallow. Is a disdain on the people of SS that a serving governor and a son of the soil, for one selfish political reason or the other, will be fighting against his own SS brother, instead of giving him all his support. What on earth will make Ameachi to support BH sponsors, terrorists who have decided to make the nation ungovernable. What is his relationship with Aliyu? What do they have in common? There is a proverb that says, when you fight outside, one will run back home if the fight is tough. But Ameachi has choose to fight inside and to run outside to meet his political godfathers (Aliyu & IBB). These are people that will disown him with a blink of an eye. Ameachi, be wise.

NSA is wrong

What is this confusion all about. That we have continually wallowed in doing the wrong thing without challenge does not mean it is right. In reality the office of the NSA is simply the equivalent of the Special Assistant to the president on security. It cannot therefore be higher in reckoning and in true security relevance than the office of the minister of defense or even the office of the different heads of the armed forces or security agencies. So, how does this seemingly non-statutory office interface with an overriding power over a state government in a constitutional democracy in a practicing democracy.

Dasuki

His job is to advise the president on security matters. His information should come from the service chiefs and not politicians. He appears to be exceeding his authority as is usually the case in Nigeria.

NSA invitation- Another sign of GEJ's failing administration

What powers does an NSA have over a citizen or any government official? Pray is the NSA a Police officer or a member of the judiciary/legislature with power of summons? To the best of my knowledge, the office of the NSA is not clearly spelt out in the constitution. It is merely an advisory position located in the presidency. Unfortunately, this office has been turned into a strange authority unknown to the statute since the initiation of the amnesty rubbish for Niger

Even if the lady misrepresented official facts, one will assume that available avenue for response by the FG will be either or a combination of three things; a rebuttal by the presidency, a criminal investigation by the relevant law enforcement agencies and lastly, prosecution by the office of AG.

Stupid invitation!

When you have daft human beings in charge you should expect increased use of force and little intellect. Nigerians should brace themselves for the worse! Jonathan is bent on using every means to remain in power! Given his shallow intellect, he will use force for he knows nothing else. We are doomed!

The governor said he bought

The governor said he bought the chopper for security reasons-which security was the governor talking about-added to the fact that he said the Federal Government paid S15m dollars out of the amount. If that aspect of the story does not bother on the security of the nation then tell why Dasuki should trouble his osul over such? Amaechi a colorless politicians is just being used by the old regionlist-let him go ask Ibori and SAlams-this was how they were roped into the trouble that led them to jail. Now this u thinking Ikwerre man his also started his journay to hell-when he gets into jail-pls blame not jonah! Again those using the watery brain of Aamechi Who would vote for an amaechi in the south south-

Corruption is crowned

In Nigeria, corruption walks on four legs and smokes a cigar!
How can you pay $29 million for 2 helicopters that are sold at $6.7 million dollars apiece and then hold a press briefing to inform people about it?
I think this country has hit rock bottom when it comes to corruption.I don't know if it's possible to sink lower than this.

Amaechi can buy anything he likes with the SS&SE money

Amaechi can buy anything he likes with the SS&SE money. As long as he did not use Continent Nigeria's money, then everyone should shut up! Amaechi can buy planes, Choppers or even other planets. Wetin concern poor Dasuki whose land can not produce even Fanta. Even the Sobo is now filled with Lead poisoning. Nonsense.

Ideally, PH is rich & should be a country of its own. There are more people in Rivers state than Austria, Luxemburg, Poland, Norway, Botswana, Holland etc. So, what the hell is wrong when the Gov spends his money? The United SS&SE shud consolidate the process of complete break up. Continent Nigeria is a waste of time.
Long live the United Rep of the SS&SE

Hold it there...

No I think u are the ignorant one. Though I do not support misappropriation in anyway, I ask... why does a gov need to inform an NSA before aquiring choppers for security in a federal system of government?

Dog eat Dog

These guys are birds of the same feather, Jonathan master of Incompetent, patchy, corrupt and limited in brain. Amaechi is garage man, who get into office whithout a single vote...what a fail country

JONATHAN WHERE ARE GADAFFI, MUBARAK, IDI AMIN & THEIR SEC. CHFS?

Dumb and stealing GEJ and his group of TORMENTORS should be careful for they are bitting more that they will be able to chew.

Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State is the one cooking all the food. AKPABIO is Jonathan's MAN FRIDAY.

They should tell us where Mubarak and Gadaffi are today?

@NSA,

Are you pursuing Governor Amaechi today because you former boss IBB praised him in Lagos two wheels ago? So you're on a CASH & CARRY mission. Today GEJ is your paymaster so you can rubbish IBB?

Dasuki....

Unless I am mistaken, but i believe your role is to ensure and protect the territorial integrity of Nigeria from enemies from within and without.

Nigeria, as a functioning democracy, allows for the competition for political power within the confines of the democratic process. If a state government expends public funds for use of public officials, then that is a matter to be discussed and decided upon by the Rivers assembly and electorate. If fund's were misused or misapprproiated, then that is a matter for the EFCC.

Your job is to concentrate on the BH saga which you have shown very little capability in handling!

INTIMIDATION

THERE IS NO NEED FOR STRONG HANDS AND INTIMIDATION CAUSE THE NEXT ELECTION WILL BE DECIDED BY THE PEOPLE SO NO NEED TO WORRY RIVERS STATE GOVERNOR AND MOREOVER HE MIGHT NOT THE THE ONLY ONE NURSING A PRESIDENTIAL AMBITION , WHO IS TO SAY PEOPLE IN GEJ CABINET ARE NOT AFTER HIS JOB OR IS HE GOING TO FIRE THEM TOO. YOU CAN NOT RUN THE COUNTRY IN TO THE GROUND , NEGLECT THE POOR AND HAVE NO ANSWER FOR SECURING THE NATION AND EXPECT TO WIN AGAIN . AM NOT SAYING IT WONT HAPPEN RATHER AM, JUST SAYING IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKELY.

$29m , So Amechi is really seeking for a Revolution?

I never can believe this Amechi of a man based on his belief on the weaknesses of the masses to stage a Revolution is now capitalising on this to milk our common wealth? God bless you.

CHANGE IN TIDE

Gov. Amaechi asked Gej to not concern himself with NGF matas! I guess removal of the state pdp executives and summon of information commissioner is also not its jurisdiction. Lets allow GEJ to fight corruption in peace!!

Leave Amaechi Alone

Where has this so called NSA been while insecurity thrives in this Country??? I'm tempted by this action to believe Amaechi is been witch-hunted by the Presidency. I beg to be corrected, has it ever been heard that an NSA summoned a government official on account of a press release in Nigeria??? I smell a rat ( impeachment). If this man exist, let him work towards stopping the senseless killings of Christians and other innocent Nigerians killed daily in the north by his kinsmen-BH and leave Amaechi alone.

Aba how come $29 million when it only cost $6.7?????

The price of the Bell 412EP is $6.7 million how come they paid $29 million for 2 helicopters? For the price of $29 million we could have purchased 4 helicopters plus change. The stealing is getting better by the day but yansh will soon open

Time Wasting

Sanusi. Dont I luv u 4 ths page. U spoke d minds of millions!

THE WORLD IS TOO SOFISTICATED NOW AFTER EGYPT, LIBYA AND TUNISIA

Dumb and stealing GEJ and his group of TORMENTORS should be careful for they are bitting more that they will be able to chew.

Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State is the the one cooking all the food.

They should tell us where Mubarak and are today?

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