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Appearance Of Corruption: Ask Nigerian Govt About Cost of Super Tucano Aircraft, Says

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Appearance Of Corruption: Ask Nigerian Govt about Cost of Super Tucano Aircraft, Says US Mission

The controversy surrounding the purchase of 12 A29 Super Tucano aircraft by the Nigeria government has deepened with the United States rebuffing enquiries on the purchase price of the aircraft. 

The Nigeria government is currently enmeshed in the controversy over the manner of the payment for the aircraft without appropriation by National Assembly, a development that stirred mutterings by legislators who want President Muhammadu Buhari sanctioned over the issue.

Also, some Nigerians are not comfortable with the 2020 delivery date for the aircraft…

However, the purchase price of the 12 aircraft at $496 million, meaning $41.3 million each, had been flayed as exaggerated compared to the price the same aircraft was sold to other countries.

Each A29 Super Tucano aircraft is reported to cost between $9 and $18 million depending on configuration. 

Contacted on the development, the United States Mission in Nigeria, however, drew back from commenting on the controversy.

“Questions pertaining to total cost, payment and delivery options should be referred to the Nigerian government,” the United States Mission in Nigeria said in an e-mail message to Vanguard.

Source: http://nepabox.com/story/appearance-corr...s-mission/