First batch of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft procured from the United States of America.
The aircraft arrived in Kano State on Thursday afternoon, the Nigerian Air Force said.
“On hand to receive the aircraft were the Honourable Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao,” a statement signed by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, noted.
Gabkwet said the second batch of the A-29 Super Tucano is expected to arrive in the country before the end of the year.
This confirmed THE LEGISLATURE earlier report that the first batch of the military equipment will arrive from United State in July.
THE LEGISLATURE’s report was based on an interview with Hon. Makki Abubakar Yalleman who is the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Defence and Member representing Mallammadori/Kaugama Federal Constituency of Jigawa State.