Amaechi, who said this through his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, in Port Harcourt, described allegations that he inflated the cost of the jet by $10m as unfounded and a figment of the imagination of those spreading such false information.
According to him, the allegations were aimed at distracting the state government from its responsibility of developing the state.
“The state government has never announced that the aircraft was purchased for US$57m. That statement did not come from us. The aircraft was bought for US$45m. We see all these as a distraction,” Amaechi said.