The Federal Government has put up for sale a jet in the Presidential fleet, Hawker 4000 aircraft with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC 066.
This was made known in an advertorial sponsored by the government and published in some national dailies on Wednesday.
The business-size jet, which entered into service in December 2011, has capacity for nine passengers and three crew.
According to the advertorial, the aircraft has a range of a 3,190-nautical mile and has flown for 1,768 hours.
Prospective buyers were directed to submit a refundable bank draft for $50,000 to the Committee for the Sale of Aircraft in the Office of the National Security Adviser.
It also said that all the bids should be quoted in United States dollars.
The notice read: “Please note that all bids must be submitted within one week of this publication. Background check is required as a pre-qualification for the bid. Prospective bidders who want to inspect the aircraft will be granted access within one week from this advertisement.”
It said the aircraft could be inspected at the Presidential Air Fleet’s hangar located at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Interested buyers were requested to submit their closed bid to the Chairman, Committee for Sale of Aircraft, Office of the National Security Adviser, through the Special Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The Presidency had similarly in 2016 put up for sale two presidential aircraft, a Falcon 7X executive jet and Hawker 4000, in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet should be reduced to cut down on waste.