The Aircrafts to be sold are: A Falcon 7x and a Hawker 4000.
Prospective 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.
A source at the Presidency told Blackface News that the office of the national security adviser (NSA), which is in charge of the sale said the bids are preferred to be quoted in US dollars to avoid being caught in the web of inconsistent state of Nigerian Naira as currently being experienced by businesses in Nigeria.
The number of the aircrafts in the presidential fleet has been a subject of discussion, with critics lamenting the cost of maintaining them in a period of economic crisis.
Bola Agboola, a Facebook user described the action of Federal Government as a victory for the masses who insisted that aircraft be sold against the wishes of the Nigerian Government.
“I congratulate the common people of Nigeria for this victory. If not for them who used the social media to wage war against the power that be, the latest development wouldn’t have been possible.” He stressed.
Corroborating Agboola, a Nigerian Banker, Adaeze Moneke Uduka wrote on her Facebook page that by the latest development, the Buhari’s administration has shown that it is committed to plight of common people.
“I voted for this change and I am happy that Buhari has fulfilled one of his campaign promises. Thanks for showing that you are committed to the plight of the common people.
“Mr. President, please we want more of this. Show further that your are committed to our well-being. Sell all Irrelevant assets that are gulping our common wealth. You can do better.” She said.