The private jet belonging to the Rivers State governor Chibuike Amaechi was not allowed to take off at the Akure international airport.
The governor who attended the funeral service of the deputy governor of Ekiti state Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, landed at Akure airport around 4pm and then moved on to Ekiti state for the funeral.
On his return he was delayed for one hour before he was eventually cleared by Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA.
The chief press secretary of the governor; David Oyofo said governor Amaechi was furious as no one could immediately explain to him what the problem was.
But reacting the general manager of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria Mr Mohammed Datti, said the delay was due to non- documentation of the governor’s pilot with the control tower.
He explained that usually before a pilot lands, it is recorded by the control tower, and will only be certified by same for take-off.
He said contrary to speculations the delay had nothing to do with politics, but it was done in the interest of the governor’s safety.