This post is for the curious, the mind that wants to know the top owners of private jets in Nigeria. I don’t know of you, but I know I had my curiosity turned on early this month when about 30 private jets landed in Minna to attend IBB’s daughter’s wedding. You read that right, 30 private jets, all owned by Nigerians.
In fact, this is the highest number in Africa. This fueled my curiosity to research on the owners of private jets in Nigeria and the result of this is discussed below. The post will list out the top private jet owners in Nigeria and some interesting details.
1. ORJI UZOR KALU
Orji UzorKalu is has the largest fleet of private jets in Nigeria. He is a former governor of Abia state, a businessman and one of the fortunate Nigerian billionaires listed on the Forbes Magazine. Orji UzorKalu owns five private jets including a Gulfstream G650, which goes for a whooping cost of $72 million (N11.5 billion) and probably the most expensive private jet in the country. He also own(ed) 3 Gulfsream IV and one Bombardier’s Global EXP XRS. He is currently the richest Igbo man in Nigeria.
2. SENATOR ALI MODU SHERIFF
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was a former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a former Governor who was the first in Borno to serve twice consecutively and currently the embattled Chairman of People Democratic Party (PDP). He is one of the richest ex-governors and an owner of 4 private jets out of which one is a Gulfstream G650 and 3 are Dornier aircrafts.
3. BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO
Bishop David Oyedepo is the Founder and General Overseer Living Faith Church Worldwide AKA winners Chapel. He is one of the richest Pastors in Nigeria that owns a private jet. His church owns the largest church auditorium in the world. He is a proud owner of 4 private jets. These include a Gulfstream G550 and VG450 and Bombardiers 604.
4. OTUNBA MIKE ADENUGA
This is the second richest man in Nigeria; he is the owner of Globacom and other business. This man has 3 private which include a Bombardier Challenger 604, Bombardier Global Express XRS and a Falcon 7X.
5. ASINWAJU AHMED BOLA TINUBU
Tinubu was a former Governor of Lagos state, the richest state in Nigeria and also the economic nerve of the country. He is currently the national leader of the All Progressive People Party (APC). His political influence spread across the country. This Nigerian politician is an owner of two private jets.
6. ALIKO DANGOTE
Dangote is the richest black man on earth; he is worth $12.5 billion and ranked the 67th richest man in the world. However, he is the 6th in ranking of those that own private jets in the country.
Folorunsho Alakija is one of the richest black women in the world and has a net worth of about $1.2 billion. She is also regarded as the second most influential woman in Africa. She has a Bombardier Global Express XRS.
8. PASTOR AYO ORITSEJAFOR
Also on the list of pastors in Nigeria that owns a private jet is Ayo Oritsejafor, founder and the Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church. He also was a former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN). He owns one Bombardier jet which he claimed was a gift.
9. IGHO CHARLES SANOMI II
Igho Charles Sanomi II is a Nigerian businessman with interests in oil, aviation and real estate. He owns a Bombardier Challenger 605.
10. T.B JOSHUA
It is no news that Men of God in Nigeria are one of the richest in the country. However, to have them on this list is something to ponder upon. He is the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations and its leader. In April 2015 he acquired a Gulfstream G550 that cost him about $60 million.