Private jets owners in Nigeria

Private jets owners reportedly listed in Nigeria are:

  1. Aliko Dangote – Founder of Dangote Group
  2. Mike Adenuga – CEO of Globacom
  3. Allen Onyema – CEO of Air Peace
  4. Arthur Eze – CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum
  5. Adedeji Adeleke -President of Adeleke University
  6. Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto – CEO of The Ibeto Group
  7. Apostle Johnson Suleman – General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries
  8. Dr. Bryant Orjiako – Chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT
  9. Femi Otedola – Businessman and philanthropist
  10. Orji Uzor Kalu – Politician and businessman
  11. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu – Politician
  12. Bishop David Oyedepo – General Overseer of Living Faith Church
  13. Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide – Founder of Arik Air
  14. Theophilus Danjuma – Nigerian politician
  15. Pastor Adeboye – General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God
  16. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor – Former president of Christian Association of Nigeria
  17. Folorunsho Alakija – Businesswoman
  18. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida – Nigerian retired Army General
  19. Atiku Abubakar – Politician
  20. Olusegun Obasanjo – Politician
  21. Rochas Okorocha – Politician
  22. Rotimi Amaechi – Politician
  23. Senator Ali Modu Sheriff – Politician
  24. Godswill Akpabio – Politician
  25. Ned Nwoko – Politician and businessman
  26. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – General Overseer of Christ Embassy
  27. Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Funfeyin – Founder of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry
  28. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah – Politician
  29. Jimoh Ibrahim – Business man
  30. Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi – CEO, Nestoil

Private jets give users much comfort and put an end to annoying flight delays.

Bishop David Oyedepo
Apostle Johnson Suleman
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Atiku Abubakar

• 65 private jets in Nigeria

There are at least 65 verified private jets operating in Nigeria according to a Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) information in 2021.

Most of the jets are owned by Nigerians but registered in US or Europe through shell companies to hide identity, pay less insurance fees or resale the jets at a higher price in an event of a decision to so.

• Fake life

Its not wrong travelling in chartered private jets. There are certain Nigerians who travel in private jets but don’t actually own the jets. The jets are chartered or leased.

However, some of them like to live a fake life so they make it appear as if they’re the owners of those jets, making people to say they own private jets.

• Cost, price of a private jet

A private jet costs between $2 million to over $100 million. A premium one goes for about $60 million and more.

For the super rich, interior decorations with gold and other luxuries gulp another $60 million making the cost to go as high as $120 million.

• Care

On average taking care of a private jet costs about $500,000 to $1 million per year.

Reoccurring expenses include flight crew salaries, routine maintenance, repairs, insurance and hangar rental.

Nigerians have spent over $6.5bn on private jets in recent times, making it the largest market in Africa for luxury aircraft and one of the fastest growing in the world.

Top countries with high number of registered private jets

SNCountryJets registered
1United States12,051
6Isle of Man264
8United Kingdom241
11South Africa160
19Cayman Islands114
24United Arab Emirates61
25Saudi Arabia56
26Russian Federation53
34Czech Republic34
35Hong Kong32

Nigeria is a country in Africa, a regional power on the continent and an emerging power on the international scene.

It has 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Having being divided into states, the country is further divided into 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

The LGAs are under the control of their respective states.

The country has the largest economy in Africa.

Nigeria’s population is over 230 million, making it number 1 most populated country in Africa, and number 6 in the world.

Tiv people of Nigeria

It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi).

It is situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean.

Abuja City Gate

Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.

It is often referred to as the Giant of Africa owing to its large population and economy and is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank.

National Assembly building

However, the country ranks very low in the Human Development Index and remains one of the most corrupt nations in the world.

Maitama, Abuja with Hilton Hotel’s high-rise building in the foreground

The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the largest in Africa.

Lagos, the commercial capital and main sea port city

Nigeria is a multinational state inhabited by more than 250 ethnic groups speaking 500 distinct languages, all identifying with a wide variety of cultures.

The official language is English, chosen to facilitate linguistic unity at the national level.

Nigeria is a founding member of AU (African Union) and a member of other international organizations including UN (United Nations), Commonwealth of Nations and ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States).