The Presidency has concluded the method for the sale of two presidential plane, a Falcon 7x government jet and Hawker 4000, we learnt.
In an announcement on October four, the Presidency had confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari had authorised the sale of the 2 jets.
Commercials have been then positioned in newspapers for patrons to bid for the plane.
A high Presidency supply advised our correspondent on the situation of anonymity on Monday that the method of promoting the plane which was dealt with by the Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser had been concluded.
He mentioned, “The bids have been opened within the presence of all events about two weeks in the past.
“On the finish of the train, all those that participated recommended the method which they described as very clear.”
When requested in regards to the identities of the popular bidders and the quantity the Federal Authorities would realise from the gross sales, the supply mentioned the main points would quickly be made public.
He, nevertheless, stated the small print would solely be disclosed after the report of the gross sales might need been introduced to the President for approval.
“The report might be made out there to the President first. As soon as he approves it, it will likely be made public in accordance with the current administration’s coverage,” he mentioned.
The Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had within the October four assertion mentioned the choice to promote the jets was in step with the directive of the President that plane within the Presidential Air Fleet be decreased to chop down on waste.
Two plane within the fleet had additionally been handed over to the Nigerian Air Pressure for its operations.
Shehu had mentioned, “When he campaigned to be President, the then All Progressives Congress candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, for those who recall, promised to have a look at the Presidential Air Fleet with a view to chopping down on waste.
“His directive to a authorities committee on this task is that he appreciated to see a compact and dependable plane for the protected airlift of the President, the Vice-President and different authorities officers that go on particular missions.
“This train is under no circumstances full.
“I’m positive the Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet will any time from now, name you to a ceremony at which he’ll hand over another plane to the Nigerian Air Pressure for his or her operations.”
In accordance with the Presidency, the PAF had 10 plane on the inception of this administration.
These are: Boeing Enterprise Jet (Boeing 737-800 or Air Power One), one Gulfstream 550, one Gulfstream V (Gulfstream 500), two Falcons 7X, one Hawker Sidley 4000, two Agusta Westland AW 139 helicopters and two AgustaWestland AW one zero one helicopters.
Every of the 2 Falcon 7X jets had been bought in 2010 by the Federal Authorities for $fifty one.1m, whereas the Gulfstream 550 prices $fifty three.3m, a former Minister of Data, the late Prof. Dora Akunyili, had stated.
With the deliberate sale of two and the handing over of two others to NAF, the fleet now has six plane.
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