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Fighter Jets: Nigeria risks losing $493m over bad runway – Senate

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Nigeria is at risk of losing $493 million it paid to the United States for the purchase of Super Tucano fighter planes over bad runway, the Senate Committee on Air Force has said.

The vice chairman of the committee, Senator Mike Nnachi, raised the alarm on Thursday while presenting the budget report of the Air Force before the Senate Committee on Appropriation.

He said when the Americans came to inspect the Kanji runway, they complained that the Kanji runway does not have capacity to carry the Aircraft.

He said there was the need to make provision for additional N9 billion that will take care of the runway and Aircraft or else Nigeria will lose the money and the Aircraft.


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