- The federal government announced plans to sell one of the presidential aircrafts
- The government advertised the sale of the jet in a national daily
- The aircraft up for sale is the Hawker 4000 which was bought in December 2011
The federal government has put one of the presidential aircraft in the fleet, Hawker 4000, with registration number 5N-FGX/: RC 066, up for sale.
The business-size jet was advertised in one of the national dailies, on Wednesday, September 23, The Nation reports.
According to available details, the aircraft was bought back in December 2011, around $22.91 million (N8,703,225,000). It has the capacity to carry nine passengers and three crew members.
When President Muhammadu Buhari took over in 2015, the aircraft was one of the 10 in the presidential fleet.
It was gathered that this would be the third jet that would be going out on sale since the Nigerian leader ordered the fleet to be depleted given difficult economic conditions as the reason.
In the published advert, interested buyers are to submit their closed bids quoted in United States dollars within one week of the publication.
All bids are expected to be submitted to the chairman, committee for the sale of aircraft, Office of the National Security Adviser, care of Special Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Prospective bidders can inspect the aircraft at the Presidential Air Fleet’s hangar at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
It would be recalled that in October 2016, the federal government advertised the sale of two aircraft in the presidential fleet.
Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, confirmed this in a series of tweets from his Twitter handle @GarShehu.
He said it was in line with the directive of the president that aircraft in the presidential air fleet be reduced to cut down on waste.
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