Connect with us

news

NAF deploys seized helicopter

Published

on

The second Bell 412 Helicopter, which was among the two aircraft seized by the Nigeria Customs Service in January 2017, has been deployed by the Nigerian Air Force.

The air force said on Saturday in a release that the aircraft was deployed, following the induction of the first helicopter in November 2017.

The two Bell Helicopters, valued at N9.7bn, had been impounded by the customs on January 27, 2017, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for failing to obtain an End User Certificate from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

The Customs Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ali retd., had thereafter handed over the impounded helicopters, with serial numbers 36608 and 36606, to the air force.

Ali had explained that the two helicopters and 23 packages of accessories inside the seized consignment weighed 11,475kg, noting that they we seized from the importer because he contravened Section 36 (2) of the Customs and Excise Management Act.

The Punch reports on Saturday that the major parts of the helicopter including its surveillance cameras were sent to the United States of America and Canada for an overhaul and repairs to restore their airworthiness.

 

The helicopters had been in the containers for about two years as of the time of the handover to the military.

 

The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed the deployment on Saturday, said, “Another Bell 412 Helicopter is going for operational deployment. The newly inducted helicopter is one of the two handed over to us by the Federal Government in 2017, with the first having been inducted into the NAF in November 2017.

 

“The major parts of the helicopter and its surveillance cameras had to be sent to the USA and Canada for overhaul and repairs. The helicopter’s major systems were later re-assembled at the NAF’s 631 Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Ikeja, Lagos State, by a combined team of foreign experts as well as NAF engineers and technicians.”

 

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

Politics14 hours ago

Don’t replace Kayode Alabi as deputy guber candidate, Kwara APC stalwarts kick

Some House of Assembly candidates on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State on Wednesday condemned...

Business and Economy16 hours ago

NERC seeks 7 years jail term for offenders of electricity theft

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC yesterday submitted to the Senate for passage, a bill seeking for an Act to prohibit...

Uncategorized16 hours ago

Minister resigns to assume as Emir of Nasarawa

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Usman Jibrin, on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Federal Executive Council (FEC)...

education16 hours ago

UNILORIN to commence installation of mini-refinery for Biodiesel

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, says the university will soon install a mini-refinery equipment for...

Politics16 hours ago

I will work against APC in Oyo— Minister

The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has threatened to work against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in...

Politics16 hours ago

Obasanjo is confused, his actions need no attention— Presidency

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been condemned for his recent uttreances. The presidency on Wednesday described his actions as “a...

Politics17 hours ago

Yobe assembly Speaker resigns

The Speaker, Yobe House of Assembly, Adamu Dala-Dogo, has resigned his position. Dogo tendered his resignation through a letter sent...

news17 hours ago

2019 budget passes 2nd reading at the KWHA

The 2019 Budget Estimate has passed through Second Reading at the floor of the Hous, ROYAL NEWS reports. This followed...

news17 hours ago

Avoid propaganda and false reports, Journalists warned

Media practitioners have been urged to always display professionalism in the discharge of their duties of news reporting and information...

news17 hours ago

Name Kaduna Airport after Gen Kyari, Senate tells FG

Senate has urged the federal government to immortalise the former Military Governor of North Central State, late Brigadier General Abba...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: