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President Buhari Hands over Two Presidential Aircraft to Nigerian Air Force

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Handover of Two Aircrafts in Presidential Fleet to AirForce4The Presidency, on Monday, handed over 2 aircraft from the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

The aircrafts handed over to the NAF are 2 AgustaWestland AW101 Presidential Helicopters.

According to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, One of the helicopters will be configured & deployed as an Air Ambulance, while 2nd will be deployed as a Troop Carrier

He said that the two Helicopters will be immediately reconfigured and deployed to the Northeast for the use of Nigerian troops, adding taht the Air Ambulance will carry a Trauma Unit,to ensure that injured troops get immediate medical assistance during airlift

With this development, the Presidential Air Fleet now has 6 aircraft left: 4 fixed-wing and 2 Helicopters.

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L-R: CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali; NSA, Babagana Monguno

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), handed over the aircraft to the Minister of Defence, Muhammad Mansur Dan-Ali.

Monguno disclosed that the president had in 2015 ordered the release of two aircraft – AW109 helicopter and a King Air Beechcraft.

Handover of Two Aircrafts in Presidential Fleet to AirForce

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, and other top security chiefs witnessed the hand-over event at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

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Photo Credit: Sunday Aghaeze

 

6 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    October 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Thats nice of him but the painful thing nw is that some fool will be using it as a private property no doubt….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. Grapes

    October 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Saw this on TV. they had to make a ceremony of it. Propaganda continues

  3. curios

    October 11, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    hahahah…these guys are tight when it comes to propaganda…. donating the air crafts to the air force is the same thing as keeping them with the president. i mean who operates the air force one in the US for instance? isn’t it the the US air force? and i am sure the Nigerian Air force is responsible for the transportation of the Commander in chief.

  4. tunmi

    October 11, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Welcome development

  5. Ibex

    October 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    The Navy will still have to budget for the maintenance of the aircraft which will still come from the federal government.. it make no sense. Didn’t the government say they were cutting cost of maintaining them? Clueless government

  6. Ibex

    October 11, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I meant airforce not Navy

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