In line with his plans to cut down on expenditure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has today, October 10, handed over two aircraft from the presidential fleet to the Nigerian Air Force.
Today the Presidential Air Fleet will hand over another two aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) October 10, 2016
The two helicopters were acquired by the Federal Government on October 20, 2014 and May 21, 2015 respectively, according to Presidency Office of Digital Engagement (PODE).
This is the second handover of aircraft from Presidential Air Fleet to Nigerian Air Force. The first handover was in 2015, shortly after President Muhammad Buhari took over, PODE said on its Twitter handle.
The first handover of Presidential Air Fleet aircraft involved two Helicopters, handed over to Air Force in 2015 to boost operations in the Northeast, it said.