Reps committee recommends new presidential jet for Tinubu, Shettima

The House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence has proposed that the Federal Government acquire new aircraft for President Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim Shettima.

According to a report released by the committee following its investigation into the presidential air fleet, it recommends the procurement of two additional aircraft due to concerns over the current fleet’s technical and operational adequacy.

The committee emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety and efficiency of air travel for the president and vice-president, stating that this investment would be cost-effective in the long term.

Earlier this year, the House of Representatives mandated the committee to thoroughly examine the airworthiness and technical status of the existing presidential aircraft.

This decision was made following a motion by Satomi Ahmed, chairman of the House Committee, which sparked debates among lawmakers regarding the best mode of presidential travel amid reports of faulty aircraft.

During a recent overseas trip, the president had to resort to a chartered plane from the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia due to issues with the presidential air fleet.

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