Former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Obtain new private jet


Since his first taste of money, the former governor had sworn by this creed. For him, Personal comfort supersedes any other interest.

The jet is a Bombadier Global Express XRS, the same type owned by Forbe’s richest man in Africa Aliko Dangote, Folorunsho Alakija and Mike Adenuga Jnr.

Aviation experts say the luxurious asset would cost nothing less than $50million or more depending on specification.

From Bombadier Challenger 605, Dassault Falcon 900, to Gulfstream G550, such private jets range from $20m-$60m.

A statement on the jet’s site, which can only accommodate 19 people posits, “The Global Express XRS is an improved version of the original aircraft, offering higher cruise speed, increased range, improved cabin layout and lighting.

“Such features, in addition to the multiple bespoke luxurious configurations, make it a perfect choice for business travel worldwide.”

It was further revealed that the plane has a range of 6170 nautical miles meaning it is able to fly from Los Angeles to Tokyo or London without the need to refuel.

While details of the purchase is still unknown but reports say the jet was ordered from the US and facilitated in Europe..

The Jet, which is the second owned by the politician, was allegedly purchased so that Tinubu would not be refuelling when he goes on long haul journeys.

The recent acquisition only underscores his multi billionaire status.

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