President Buhari To Hand Over Presidential Jets To NAF

Barring any last-minute change in plan, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday hand over some aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet to the Nigerian Air Force.

A Presidency source told The Punch on condition of anonymity that the handover ceremony would hold at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The inside source added:

“I can confirm to you that based on the directive of the president, the commander of the Presidential Air Fleet will hand over some aircraft in the fleet to the Nigeria Air Force on Monday. The handover ceremony will be open to members of the public. President Buhari may be represented at the event by the minister of defence. It will hold at about midday on Monday.”

Out of the 10 aircraft currently in the fleet, only the Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-800 or Air Force One), is for the president’s exclusive use.

Others who fly aircraft in the fleet are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; wife of the president; wife of the VP; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara; ex-heads of state, and government officials on national assignments on behalf of the president.

source: olufamous

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