FG puts up two presidential jets for sale, asks bidders to quote in dollars

The federal government has advertised the sale of two aircraft in the presidential fleet and directed that the bids be quoted in US dollars.

A Falcon 7x and Hawker 4000 are the aircraft to be disposed, according to an advert placed in a national daily.

Interested buyers were asked to inspect the Falcon at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International, Airport, Abuja, and the Hawker at Cessna Zurich Citation Service Centre, Zurich, Switzerland.

The office of the national security adviser (NSA), which is in charge of the sale, said all bids should be quoted in US dollars – a possible indication that the government is avoiding exchange rate risks being experienced by businesses in Nigeria.

The number of the aircraft in the presidential fleet has been a subject of discussion, with critics lamenting the cost of maintaining them in a period of economic crisis.

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