Nigerian billionaires planning to buy private jets have been stopped
from doing so as the Federal Government has suspended the importation of
private airplanes, helicopters and other lighter aircraft into the
The Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Aviation, Mr. Joe
Obi, who confirmed the development.
Obi, however, stressed that the suspension did not affect the
importation of commercial and passenger jets being used by domestic
He said, “The domestic airlines are free to bring in their normal
passenger planes. But the suspension only affects private jets. The
government is trying to work on a new policy for the private jet.
“You will agree with me that the current policy on private jets is
old, and there is a need to renew it. Pending that renewal, all
applications for importation for now will have to hold on.”