Nigeria Puts 9-Year-Old Presidential Jet Up For Sale

The Federal Government of Nigeria yesterday, 23 September 2020, advertised the sale of a 9-year-old jet in its fleet.

The business-size jet, Hawker 4000 aircraft with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC 066, entered into service in December 2011. With the capacity for nine passengers and three crew.

In the published advert, the federal government disclosed that the aircraft with a range of 3,190-nautical mile had flown for 1,768 hours.

It said 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 of the 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.

While, in a published advert with some national dailies; Prospective buyers are directed to submit a refundable bank draft for $50,000 to the committee with the bid.

It also said that all the bids should be quoted in United States dollars.

The notice read,

“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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