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FG Is Selling 9-year-old Presidential Jet ‘To Cut Down On Waste’

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FG is selling a 9-year-old nine-passenger Presidential Jet ‘to cut Down on waste’.

The Hawker 4000 jet, with range of 3,190-nautical mile, had flown for 1,768 hours.

Prospective buyers are directed to submit a refundable bank draft for $50,000 with the bid.

The Presidential Air Fleet currently has 10 aircrafts, including a Boeing 737-800, Gulfstream 550 and 500.





Others includes Falcons 7Xs, AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopters and AgustaWestland AW 101 helicopters.

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The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) on Wednesday put up for sale a jet in the Presidential fleet in a bid to “cut down on waste”.

The plane in question is a nine passenger Hawker 4000 business-size jet with registration number 5N-FGX/: RC 066. It has a range of 3,190-nautical mile, and had flown for 1,768 hours.

According to the advertisement published on Wednesday, prospective bidders will be allowed to inspect the aircraft within one week from this advertisement.

The aircraft could be inspected at the Presidential Air Fleet’s hangar located at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Interested buyers were requested to submit their closed bid to the Chairman; Committee for Sale of Aircraft; Office of the National Security Adviser; care of Special Services Office; Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.





Prospective buyers were directed to submit a refundable bank draft for $50,000 to the committee with the bid.

Part of the notice reads :

“Please note that all bids must be submitted within one week of this publication. Background check is required as a pre-qualification for the bid. Prospective bidders who want to inspect the aircraft will be granted access within one week from this advertisement.”

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Downsizing of the Presidential Air Fleet had been a campaign promise made by Muhammadu Buhari before his election in 2015.

According to the Presidency, the Presidential Air Fleet currently has 10 aircraft. These include a Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-800 or AirForce One), one Gulfstream 550 and one Gulfstream V (Gulfstream 500).

Others includes two Falcons 7X, one Hawker Sidley 4000, two AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopters and two AgustaWestland AW 101 helicopters.





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