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Four new aircraft not for Yar’Adua, Jonathan …. Muktar

By Daniel Idonor

ABUJA—THE Federal Government has clarified that the proposed four new aircraft being procured for the Presidential Air Fleet are not meant for President Umaru Yar’Adua and Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, but that they are to be used by the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chief Justice of the Federation and other top principal officers of the central government.

Reacting to reports that four brand new aircraft are to be purchased for the Presidential Air Fleet for the purpose of serving the President and the Vice-President, the Minister of Finance, Dr Mansur Muktar, who fielded questions from newsmen yesterday clarified that though the facilities are operated by the Presidential Air Fleet under the supervision and coordination of the National Security Adviser, they are used by other principal officers of government and not the President and the Vice President.


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