Two of Nigeria’s 10 presidential jets have been put up for sale as part of a drive to cut costs, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday.
According to a Reuters report, Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu issued a statement to say newspaper advertisements for the sale of two presidential planes had been authorised by the presidency.
The sale of Falcon 7x and Hawker 4000 was advertised in Thisday newspapers on Tuesday.
The adverts indicated the performance and specifications of the jets, which showed that they were still in good condition.
Interested buyers are to inspect the Falcon at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International, Airport Abuja, while the Hawker 4000 would be inspected at Cessna Zurich Citation Service Centre, Zurich, Switzerland.
“This is in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that aircraft in the presidential air fleet be reduced to cut down on waste,” said Shehu.