Boeing Business Jet (Boeing 737-700) marked 5N-FGT owned by the Nigerian government has incurred parking charges of at least N95 million since it was taken to Germany for repairs.
According to SaharaReporters, the amount accounts for the aircraft’s parking charges for 40 days, at the rate of €5,000 (N2.4 million) at the official rate of N473.75 to €1).
The presidential jet developed a fault while the President and his entourage were returning to Abuja from the UN General Assembly in the US on Saturday, September 25.
Sources said the aircraft was subsequently moved to Euro Airport in Germany on September 29 and arrived at 4.15 pm after leaving the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 9.48 am, with the Nigerian government paying €5,000 (Euros) per night as parking fee.
To avoid any backlash, SaharaReporters gathered that the registration of the 5N-FGT aircraft was done using AMACGND.