Nigerian Customs seeks buyers for 2 Airplanes, 1 Helicopter

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Nigerian Customs seeks buyers for 2 Airplanes, 1 Helicopter

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Nigerian Customs seeks buyers for 2 Airplanes, 1 Helicopter

By Ofonime Essien


Nigerian Customs Service Helicopter AS 355-F2 with registration 5N-ABP

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has announced that it seeks buyers from members of the public to bid for two of its airplanes and one helicopter.

In a published tender notice from its Tenders Board, the Service described the two airplanes – Dornier 288-101 models with registration 5N-AUN and 5N-AUX as unserviceable.

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Both the airplanes and the helicopter, an AS 355-F2 with registration 5N-ABP are at NCS Hanger in Kaduna airport in Kaduna state, it said.

Interested members of the public are being allowed to inspect the items till November 21 while the bid submission closes by December 7, 2016.

The Service has some aircraft including the Cessna CJ4 which it uses in its anti-smuggling operations across Nigerian borders which is 4,047-kilometre long.

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The announcement is coming a month after the Presidency was slammed for having many aircraft in its fleet advertised the sales of two aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF). Many Nigerians described that as a move to cut down the fleet size as adviced by a section of the public.

Few days later, it donated two Augusta AW101 helicopters to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF).

When contacted Wednesday, the service’ spokesman, Wale Adeniyi in a text message said‎ he was not privy to the information.

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Prospective buyers of the aircraft are expected to contact the Office of the Deputy Comptroller, Procurement, at the NCS Head Quarters in Abuja, the notice indicated.





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Ofonime Essien

Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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