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President Buhari to hand over presidential jets to NAF

Barring any last-minute change in plan, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday hand over some aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet to the Nigerian Air Force, it has been gathered.

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A top Presidency source said on condition of anonymity that the handover ceremony would hold at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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Although the source was not forthcoming on the number of aircraft to be handed over to NAF, it was learnt that at least two of such presidential jets would be presented to the air force.

The source said, “I can confirm to you that based on the directive of the president, the commander of the Presidential Air Fleet will hand over some aircraft in the fleet to the Nigeria Air Force on Monday. The handover ceremony will be open to members of the public. President Buhari may be represented at the event by the minister of defence. It will hold at about midday on Monday.”

Out of the 10 aircraft currently in the fleet, only the Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-800 or Air Force One), is for the president’s exclusive use.

Others who fly aircraft in the fleet are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Aisha Buhari; Dolapo Osinbajo; Senate President Bukola Saraki; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; ex-heads of state and top government officials on national assignments on behalf of the president.

7 Comments on President Buhari to hand over presidential jets to NAF

  1. Very good

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  2. Good one Mr President

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  3. Nice one

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  4. What will the airforce do with executive jets?

    Carry airforce big wigs to and from official assignments?

    Government can raise much needed revenue buy outright sale or leasing to private commercial airlines..

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  5. Promise fulfilled. God one

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  6. These are nt fighter jets. Pls let’s be reasonable to avoid making second mistakes. What will NAF staff do with this high class executive jets. Who will will maintain them. Indirectly FGN will still be the one to do it. For God`s sake it`s to air force. Buhari are indirectly controlling and servicing these jets by giving it to NAF. PLS THINK FAST!

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  7. Capt Tobias Wilcock // October 10, 2016 at 4:15 am // Reply

    These are business executive jets, They have no use in the air force, the same amount would be spent on them at present would continue to be sent from the same purse, under a different name. They should be sold so that NAF can boost of a squadron (meaning 8-12 operational fighter jet ) , But of cause the simpletons and illiterates on the blog, who cannot exercise their minds would cheer they transfer, a sale would gives us at least 10 real fighter aircraft not the 3 x FH17 that are being expected for past 2yrs due payment. ( education is a wonderful thing o)

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