How Govs, Others Blew Millions On 50 Jets To Buhari’s Son’s Wedding

Governors, ministers, and other top political personalities in the country spent millions of naira to fly no fewer than 50 private jets to attend the wedding of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son in Kano.

Daily Trust learned that contrary to insinuations that over 100 private jets landed at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, only 50 actually landed.

Daily Trust reports that the politicians spent millions of naira on luxury private jets amidst rising inflation and the high cost of food items, which have made life difficult for many Nigerians.

The wedding was the talk of the town on Friday as the high and the mighty in the society stormed Kano to celebrate with the first family.

Those who attended the wedding included former President Goodluck Jonathan, serving and former governors, ministers, and captains of industry.

One highlight of the event was the array of private jets that adorned the Kano International Airport, which was either chartered or privately owned, as dignitaries outclassed one another.

To charter a private jet costs between $5,000 and $7,000 per hour, depending on the size of the plane. A bigger luxury jet that could carry up to 11 passengers, like Challenger or Beechcraft Hawker with up to 13-passenger capacity, could cost up to $10,000 (N5m) per hour.

Given that most of the dignitaries, especially governors, spent more than one hour at the event, each of the chartered private jets would not cost anything less than $20,000 (N10m at N500/$).

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