Why We Are Selling Two Presidential Aircraft – Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday confirmed the newspaper advertisements for the sale of two presidential aircraft, a Falcon 7x executive jet and Hawker 4000.

Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

Shehu stated that the advertisements were duly authorised by the Presidency.

According to him, this is in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that aircraft in the presidential air fleet be reduced to cut cost.

He said: “When he (President Buhari) campaigned to become President, then being APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari, he promised to look at the presidential air fleet with a view to cutting down on waste.

“His directive to a government committee on this assignment is that he will like to see a compact and reliable aircraft for the safe airlift of government officials that go on special missions.

“This exercise is by no means complete.

“I am sure the Commander of Presidential air fleet will any time from now, call you to a ceremony at which he will hand over some aircraft to the Air Force for their operations.”

The Presidential Aircraft Fleet contains 10 aircraft.

They are Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-800 or AirForce One), one Gulfstream 550, one Gulfstream V (Gulfstream 500) and two Falcons 7X.

Others are one Hawker Sidley 4000, two Agusta Westland AW 139 helicopters and two Agusta Westland AW 101 helicopter.

President To Sell Off Some Aircrafts In Presidential Fleet

This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to sell of some aircraft which make up the presidential fleet.t

This was disclosed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Shehu said via Twitter on September 8

“There is a govt committee already in place, working to reduce the number of aircraft in the presidential fleet,”

The presidential aide made the comment after being challenged by Omojuwa.com Chief strategist Japheth Omojuwa following the launch of Buhari’s “Change Begins With Me” campaign.

During the launch, Buhari urged Nigerians to start changing their bad habits before expecting change of the government.

Omojuwa however urged the president to reduce the presidential fleet before expecting Nigerians to change.

“Change begins with selling the presidential jets.

ONLY a genuinely rich country should think of having up to 3. We have about 10 jets,” he tweeted.t1

Meanwhile, civic organization, BudgIT has also called on Buhari to lead change in the country by setting a good example for citizens to follow.

UK Detectives Find A Fleet Of 29 Stolen British Vehicles In Uganda!

Detectives tracing a Lexus stolen from London have ended up tracking it to Uganda – where it was found alongside a fleet of British cars worth more than £1 million. The National Crime Agency was able to use a smartphone app to trace the journey of the stolen RX450h (top left) 6,000 miles to the Uganda capital Kampala, where they were stunned to find it alongside 28 other luxury cars which had been stolen from the UK by the car-smuggling gang. Luxury right-hand-drive cars are in great demand in land-locked Uganda. Locals still drive on the left as part of the British colonial legacy though. More photos below…