Is This For Real
The federal government has advertised the sale
of two aircraft in the presidential fleet, in an
apparent move to cut down the size of the fleet.
The fleet is believed to hold as much as 10
airplanes, and Mr. Buhari has been criticised for
maintaining the large fleet.
Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special
assistant on media and publicity, hinted in
September that the number of aircraft in the fleet
would be reduced.
The Office of the National Security Adviser
advertised the sale of two airplanes on Tuesday.
The advert, published on page 35 of Tuesday’s
edition of ThisDay Newspaper, said the aircraft
up for sale were Falcon 7x and Hawker 4000.
The advertorial detailed the specification of the
planes as well as their performance levels,
indicating that they were in pretty good
Interested buyers are advised to inspect the
Falcon at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi
Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
On the other hand, the Hawker 4000 can only be
inspected at Cessna Zurich Citation Service
Centre, Zurich, Switzerland.
The bids are to be quoted in dollars, the notice