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FG bans importation of private jets, let everyone fly the usual passenger plane’

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
country.

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
airlines.

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.”

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: tireni.adabayo@kemifilani.ng

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