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FG Places $23m Presidential Jet Up For Sale



FG Places $23m Presidential Jet Up For Sale

The federal government on Wednesday placed one of the jets in the presidential fleet up for sale.

The aircraft, an Hawker 4000 with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC 066, was advertised for sale in a call for bid published in some national dailies on Wednesday.

Although the cost of the jet was not indicated in the advert, however, the price of an Hawker Beechcraft as at 2012 is estimated to be $22.9 million.

According to the advert, the jet has been in use since December 2011 and has capacity for nine passengers and three crew members, with a range of 3,190-nautical mile flown.

It added that, prospective buyers should inspect the aircraft at the presidential air fleet’s hangar located at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Interested buyers were also requested to submit their closed bid to the committee for sale of aircraft at the office of the national security adviser (NSA), alongside a bank draft of $50,000.

“Please note that all bids must be submitted within one week of this publication,” the advert read.

“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.”

Recall that in 2016, two presidential aircraft — Falcon 7X executive jet and Hawker 4000 — were also put up for sale by the federal government.