Presidential Fleet: I Wish Buhari Would Appoint A Minister For “Common Sense” – Ben Bruce

Chairman of the Silverbird Group and Senator in the 8th National Assembly, Ben Murray-Bruce has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to take a cue from President Joyce Banda of Malawi in a move to resuscitate the country’s dwindling economy.


Responding to reports of the annual cost of maintaining the presidential fleet, the Bayelsa East district Senator described the development as a complete waste of public fund.

According to him, the N5 billion Nigeria currently spend to maintain the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) can be used to provide business start-up grants of over five N500,000 to 10,000 NYSC members.

The media mogul took to his twitter page to make this known.

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In his full address made available to This Day, Ben Bruce urged President Buhari to sell off all 11 presidential jet and should consider issuing an Executive Order mandating all government officials to fly Nigerian airlines except in those cases where a Nigerian airline does not fly to the destination in which they are headed.

He said: “President Buhari should take a cue from President Joyce Banda of Malawi who not only sold off that country’s presidential jet, but also sold off 60 Mercedes Benz limousines attached to her Presidency. So impressed was he by President Banda’s move that Andrew Mitchell, the UK International Development Secretary, immediately handed over 32 million pounds of British Aid to her government.”

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Ben Bruce reactions comes hours after the presidency denied knowledge of President Muhammadu Buhari alleged order for disposal of nine VIP jets.

It was earlier reported that the country leader made an unprecedented move to reduce the cost of government, which is to sell the luxury aicrafts from the presidential fleet.


  1. sell of presidential jets, what is he going to do with the money. he should tell nigerians
    what he will do with the money first before the sale. we dont have a national career and we dont have the so called common snse to convert them to a national career. we only want to sell and make cheap news headlines and turn around to buy new ones.