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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Presidency explains why presidential jet is parked in London

Yesterday, a photo of the presidential jet parked at the airport in the UK surfaced online. Many Nigerians criticized the Federal government for parking the jet at the airport, thereby incurring unnecessary expenses.

In a statement released today, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, explained that the jet is being kept in the UK for reasons of National security and prestige accorded world leaders when they travel abroad. Read his statement after the cut...


 The Presidency is constrained to decry criticisms, mostly on social media, on the retention in London of the Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001 as mostly informed by lack of understanding of protocol around foreign trips by Heads of State all over the world. It is important to state that for reasons of protocol, national security, diplomacy and prestige, there is no world leader who travels abroad andis left without plans for immediate return or possible evacuation. From operational point of view, this country’s Armed Forces as represented by the Nigeria Air Force are not to abandon their Commander-In-Chief in whichever circumstance he is. This is a standard operating procedure. We have also read claims about outrageous fees allegedly paid by Nigeria. The published amounts are totally untrue. Aircraft conveying heads of state all over the world usually enjoy waivers even where payments for parking are differentiated by aircraft categories. We been assured that where the waiver is not granted, payment will not exceed £1,000, which is a quarter of the amount being peddled. For the avoidance of doubt, this President is not the first to have a presidential aircraft standing by for him, as he will certainly not be the last. All past Heads of this country have had this privilege, and the part that surprises the most is that leaders who in the past travelled with three Nigerian aircraft did not suffer this trenchant criticism. We appeal to Nigerians to ignore opposition campaign aimed at derailing this administration's big plans for the country. This is a government that is constructing the Second Niger Bridge, the Mambila Power Plant, the East-West and the North-South standard gauge railway lines. We are a government that has saved this country an annual loss of two trillion Naira from fraudulent petroleum subsidy schemes by influential citizens and their children, and rid the public service of about 50,000 ghost workers. The Buhari administration certainly deserves a chance.

56 comments:

OSINANL said...

LIARS...

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Anonymous said...

Fuck off

Ifeoma Ekewuba said...

Mad people

Anonymous said...

Other heads is state did not park their aircraft in a foreign land for 3 months, this government should just shut up their lying mouth.

Anonymous said...

No shame anymore

Anonymous said...

Look at what this fool is saying.
Hope you pay tax at all. You guys should keep wasting tax payers money

Anonymous said...

Yeah yeah yeah..Blah blah...Take a shit man

Yet Nigeria is still suffering and high costs of food is on a sorely rise every day.

Listen to urself.

Anonymous said...

How much do u earn for saying dis crap?

tsalz said...

Noted sir

bugzyv12 said...

All eyez

Anonymous said...

All of them are mad, do they think we are fool or what? They shou keep on deceiving their ancestors. Mtchewww

onkl sam said...

Second Niger Bridge kor!

Miebaka koko said...

this is the cost of prestige...in the face of recession

mossi coast said...

there was a country
https://www.mossicoast.co.uk/medicinal-african-spices/

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It is well o


... Merited happiness

miss e said...

Can u just shut up already

MUFC said...

Foolish people...

Okpolechukwu said...

Is it the second Niger bridge that not a penny was released for its execution by the ministry of finance ... You guys are just fooling yourselves

Anonymous said...

I don't blame him. If only the money is coming out from his personal pocket, he would have felt it.

Anonymous said...

We are in recession. Moreover the medical bills incurred by our president is enough sacrifice by the tax payers of this country.

Anonymous said...

You save us 2billion dollars from oil marketers and used the money for what?Hunger every where in Nigeria.A big mistake for voting Buhari

FredLaw said...

Which second Niger bridge?

Anonymous said...

Put protocol side by side with common sense, common sense will win any day. If Nigeria does not have presidential jet, as many countries do not have, will the president still not travel for life saving medicare. This is the kind of explanation you get from an empty-head. The common sense thing to do is to bring the jet back as a cost saving measure for a country in serious need of foreign exchange and anytime the jet is needed it is sent for well in advance. It is so wasteful to continue to pay the crew while they just hang around along with the associated costs of keeping the jet on ground at the airport in UK

FIONA FIONA said...

Madness

Ariyo Gbenga said...

The administrations big plans for the country!i laugh in Swahili πŸ‘ΆπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ Bros this recession is big enough o,.anything bigger than this will be civil war,

Anonymous said...

BLATANT LIES.

NIGERIANS DONT DESERVE THIS.

WE DONT.

ITS TIME TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK.

hrm paul said...

The jet must be on standby till wen d commander in chief needs it fuck d cost we can afford it.didnt jona go to america with three airforce 1 jet didn't he incur expenses.Buhari needs dat jet there let's call a spade a fucking spade

Udoka Ugwuoke said...

Silence can not be misquoted. You the cabals should have stayed without any comment. Just showing your lying abilities all the time.

Anonymous said...

Liar.listen to urslf."leaders in the past travelled wt three aircraft". And So what? Does dat give u the reason to pack ur oga own for 50 days?. You always have answers to every social media post on ur oga. Ur excuses are just watery..........

optimisticlady said...

See list of potential projects...
None on ground.
Stylishly,Femi Adesina(cos I'm sure he wrote this) reminded us that it's still Buhari that runs the administration.

Vivian Reginalds said...

SMH
And here my speech goes again:
NIGERIA IS SUCH A DISEASE!
politicians full of crap!
Ignorant asses!
Jus negodu the height of shame and embarrassment they constantly raise and they are proud to write the crap about getting waivers and not paying less than 1000 Pound sterling (400,000 NGN) DAILY, SHAME ON NIGERIA!
I WEEP ON ALL YOUR BEHALF!!!

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

charlesword said...

...Meaning that you have the right to also devise your own money wasting scam

Anonymous said...

Non sense talk

Anonymous said...

Idiot

Anonymous said...

FUCK DIS GOVT. I'm so tired and sick of dis wasteful govt of Buhari. D worst administration I have seen in my dear Life an administration so full of dirty lies! If Buhari won't die let him just resign his filthy ass!

Nnaife said...

You are very very very stupid.

Baron said...

Story! Story!! Story!!!

Baron said...

Story! Story!! Story!!!

Baron said...

Story! Story!! Story!!!

Anonymous said...

UK prime minister doesn't even have private jet. In fact he even used budget EasyJet to travel to Spain on holiday once! UK the sixth largest economy in the world. UK location of London that has the highest amount of billionaires in one city! Issoraite!

Anonymous said...

Half bread is better than puffpuff,Jonathan we are sorry for selling u out to APC lie lie change.

samuel Ezebuchi said...

Lemme say this for the umpteen time,this country has and will never function. Give us Biafra plz.

Books said...

My own is where is the useless BONARIO NNAGS or whatever the faceless idiot calls himself? Even he can no longer spill the shit he constantly spills about his almighty savior PMB

Riola Schwartz said...

Are we stupid or what.....this govt makes me sick

Anonymous said...

Them no go see this one. How many world leaders go to other countries for medical check up and spend almost 2 months and give foolish excuses for that.

Anonymous said...

Them no go see this one. How many world leaders go to other countries for medical check up and spend almost 2 months and give foolish excuses for that.

Anonymous said...

Them no go see this one. How many world leaders go to other countries for medical check up and spend almost 2 months and give foolish excuses for that.

Omolewa said...

We have entered into one chance with Buhari

Anonymous said...

It would have been better he kept quite. I can't believe people like this are in high positions. He lacks common sense. We are a shameless people

Anonymous said...

Na bridge we go chop??

vickypowerful said...

Lie lie govt, lie lie change, lie lie president. Who brought this sick half dead president to govern this great country sef?

Anonymous said...

See Femi Adesida has goofed again! Even d 1000 pounds daily almost #450k per day means a lot to Nigeria ailing economy. What about d sunk cost incurred by d crew in d name of estacode? Tomorrow again, Lai Lai will come and tell d poor masses to bear wt Nigeria dat dey are fighting corruption. David Cameron was in a red London bus one day, I almost freeze. Is it all d head of state dat have a private jet? Don't worry, I know dat Galatians 6v7 is still inside d Bible.

Azuka said...

Hahahahahaahahahaha....the truth is that this mad man runs the country like his own damn Family biz.
Same jet his daughter and husband used when attending parties. To them, that jet is like uber.
May GOd shame them all one by one for failing badly

Azuka said...

Hahahahahaahahahaha....the truth is that this mad man runs the country like his own damn Family biz.
Same jet his daughter and husband used when attending parties. To them, that jet is like uber.
May GOd shame them all one by one for failing badly

Orie Raymond said...

Its my wish after reading this for the Federal Republic of Nigeria to kindly return the private Jet back.

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