SALES OF PRESIDENTIAL JET – Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, has confirmed the sale of two private jets in President Muhammadu Buhari’s fleet
On Tuesday, October 4, 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 this is in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that aircraft in the presidential air fleet be reduced to cut down on waste.
The fleet is believed to hold as much as 10 airplanes, and the president has been criticised for maintaining the large fleet in the past. The Office of the National Security Adviser advertised the sale of two airplanes in a national daily, adding that the aircraft that are currently up for sale are Falcon 7x and Hawker 4000 and are to be quoted in dollars. The president’s senior special assistant also said some of the aircrafts will be handed over to the Nigerian Air force to boost their operations.
The newspaper adverts for the sale of 2 Presidential aircraft, a Falcon 7x executive jet & Hawker4000 were duly authorized by the Presidency
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) October 4, 2016