Friday, June 19, 2015

Why Buhari sold 9 out of the many jets in Presidential fleet

The President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has given an order that nine of the VIP transport aircraft under the presidential fleet should be sold. The reason for the sale of the aircraft, is believed to be part of the federal government’s measures to reduce cost of governance.

According to a report by Thisday, the presidency has a number of serviceable and unserviceable aircraft that need to be disposed of in order to reduce the amount spent by the federal government for aircraft maintenance annually.    
The presidential fleet, which are registered as Nigerian Air Force aircraft, is one of the largest in Africa and the third largest in Nigeria after Arik Air and Aerocontractors.

The presidential fleet is believed to comprise of about 16 aircraft


1 comment :

  1. I think it's a good decision. It's better we have few that are in good shape than having numerous aircrafts that are written off.