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Sell six more presidential aircraft – Ozekhome advises Buhari

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to dispose of six out of the remaining nine aircraft in the presidential fleet.


The lawyer said handing over two out of 11 aircraft in the fleet was not enough, saying nine airplanes were still too many to be maintained with the dwindling resources accruing to Nigeria.

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He said this in an interview in Ido Osun, Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, after he was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Mayegun-Bamofin of Ido Osun Kingdom by the Olojudo of Ido Osun, Oba Aderemi Adedapo.

Ozekhome said that some airlines did not even have up to six aircraft in their fleet and wondered what the Presidency was doing with the large number of aeroplanes.

According to him, the aircraft should be sold and the money realised from the sale be ploughed into the economy.

He said, “Of the 11 aircraft in the presidential fleet, the President just gave two to the Nigerian Air force; there are still nine more. Let them sell about six more; we don’t need nine presidential jets.

“The British Prime Minister flies Virgin Atlantic whenever he is travelling; President Obama flies Airforce 1; we have not heard of Airforce 2. They should sell six more and plough the money into the economy, which in the doldrums.”

According to him, apart from the two world leaders, presidents of some other powerful nations do not use two aircraft and stressed the need for the present administration to effect a change in this area.

4 Comments on Sell six more presidential aircraft – Ozekhome advises Buhari

  1. Foolish man, the US flies two identical planes for their presidents same time and at all times, same with helicopters. Airforce 1 alone is bigger than all the 11 jets combined together.


  2. You lost your way a long time ago, when you moved from the progressive to the conservative wing of the political arena due to love of lucre. Are you trying to find your way back? We hope so! Congrats


  3. Hyprocracy of the highest order! He has neva seen anything gud in what Buhari has done so far. Why not advise GEJ during his tenor


  4. All these hypocrites! Is Mike Ozehkome, a senior hypocrite of Nigeria, not aware that PMB did not buy any of the 11 aircrafts? Nigerians will want to know from Ozohkome whether he was in the moon when his friend and benefactor, Goodluck Jonathan was acquiring these aircrafts as if they were going out of fashion. Jonathan even bought one of the two helicopters PMB now gave to the Nigeria Airforce in March 2015, at the eve of the general election, apparently he planned to celebrate his anticipated victory with it before God told him that he had suffered Nigerians enough and should pack his things and vacate Aso Villa


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