Nigeria has recently been dubbed as one of the fastest growing private jet markets in the world. According to Forbes, Nigerians have spent 6.5 billion US dollars (over 1 trillion Naira) in acquiring private jests in five years. The luxury trend actually rose by 650% between 2007 and 2012, this has increased the rate of private jet acquisition from 20 in 2007 to over 150 in 2012.
Here is a list of some of the luxurious private jet owners in Nigeria. This list includes Pastors, businessmen and Politicians.
ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU
A former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, he purchased a second jet around May 2014. Reportedly a brand-new Bombadier Global Express XRS valued at $50 million (N10 billion), it is believed the jet was extensively used during the 2015 presidential campaigns which later saw to the victory of Muhammadu Buhari.
ORJI UZOR KALU
A billionaire and one of the few Nigerians on Forbes list, he is the former governor of Abia State and chairman of the conglomerate, Slok Group. Kalu tops the chart of private jet owners in Nigeria – he has five, the largest private jet fleet in Nigeria, and in the early hours of Thursday, 18th September 2014, his fifth jet, a Gulfstream G650, made its maiden entry into the Nigerian airspace after it touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
SENATOR ALI SHERIF
Sheriff is the former governor of Borno State with a total of four jets.
BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO
He is the General Overseer of the Winners Chapel, one of Nigeria’s most popular churches and he has a total of four jets
He is the richest black in the world and he has two jets.
OTUNBA MIKE ADENUGA
He is the second richest man in Nigeria and has three private
PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE
He is the head of the Redeemed Church of God and owns a Gulfstream GIV (N707EA) registered as E. Adeboye / Emmanuel Aviation.
The richest woman in Nigeria owns a Bombardier Express business jet (Bombardier Global Express XRS (VP-CEO).
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria. He owns a Bombardier jet (registered as Bombardier Challenger 601 (N431CB) which he said was a gift
A billionaire businessman, he is also an owner of a private jet (Gulfstream GIV (N52MK). Indimi is the founder and chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, a privately-held Nigerian oil exploration and production company.
MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, ROTIMI AMAECHI
Nigerian politician who served as the 5th Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015. He was re-elected for a second term on 26 April 2011. He is currently serving as Minister of transportation for the Buhari’s led administration.
SENATOR GODSWILL AKPABIO
Nigerian lawyer and politician who was Governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria from 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2015. He is also a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Senate’s Minority Leader.
Jide Omokore is a businessman from Kogi State in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria. Omokore has business interests that span oil trading and exploration, marine, haulage services, steel, dredging engineering and property development.
CEO of capital oil, one of Nigeria’s largest distributor of petroleum products
TEMITOPE BALOGUN JOSHUA
commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Nigerian preacher. He is the leader and founder of TheSynagogue, Church of All Nations, a religious organisation that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, Nigeria
PASTOR MATTEW ASHIMOLOWO
Nigerian clergyman, the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre in London.
is a lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist in Nigeria. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria