In a surprising move, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has officially announced the sale of its Falcon 900B aircraft, a part of the prestigious presidential air fleet. The announcement was made through a flyer shared on the official NAF page on Monday.
The flyer included detailed information about the sale, stating, “The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the sale of Falcon 900B aircraft owned by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).” The decision is said to be in compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act of 2007.
Interested buyers are invited to submit their bids either through email or physical submission. For email submissions, bids must be password-protected and sent to [email protected], with the password being sent separately to [email protected]. Physical submissions require quotations to be enclosed in a sealed envelope, bearing the name and address of the interested company/entity, along with a clear description and reference to the request. Importantly, the envelope must be marked with the statement, ‘DO NOT OPEN BEFORE 24 DECEMBER 2023.’
The NAF emphasized that bids would be processed immediately after the expiration of the deadline for submission.
This unexpected decision to sell a Falcon 900B aircraft, which has been a notable component of the presidential air fleet, has raised eyebrows and sparked speculation about the reasons behind the sale. As of now, there has been no official statement regarding the motivations behind this move.
Industry experts and aviation enthusiasts are closely monitoring the situation, anticipating a competitive bidding process for the prestigious aircraft. The sale of such a significant asset is likely to garner attention not just within Nigeria but also internationally.
The deadline for submission of bids is eagerly awaited, and the subsequent developments in the sale of the Falcon 900B aircraft will be closely followed by aviation and defense communities alike.