Nigerians reacts as Aviation Minister spends N12 billion on ten fire trucks

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Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, has been chastised for spending N12 billion on ten firefighting vehicles for Nigerian airports.

Sirika declared on Sunday that ten firefighting trucks had been commissioned for the Federal Airports Authority, FAAN.

In a Twitter post, Sirika revealed that FAAN had not bought firefighting trucks in 15 years.

“I recently commissioned ten firefighting trucks at a cost of over 12 billion Naira.” More will be added as time goes on. Since 2015, Buhari has prioritized aviation safety. FAAN has not purchased new vehicles in 15 years,” the Minister stated.

However, in a quick reaction to Sirika’s post, Nigerians declared that spending N12 billion on ten firefighting trucks was a sham.

“How could ten combat vehicles cost N12 billion?” Nigerians inquired.
Nigerians’ responses are as follows:

“How would Ten fighting trucks cost N12 billion?” Nigerians queried.

Nigerians’ reactions below:

Senator Sheu Sanni said, “May The Almighty protect us all from the kind of Airport fire that would demand the use of such expensive fire fighting vehicles. Ameen.”

According to the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress and an activist, Omoyole Sowore, the Minister and President Muhammadu Buhari had finished Nigeria.

In his tweet, he said: “Wow! You mean you bought a single fire engine for over $2 million each. Wonders shall never cease. You and @mbuhari really finished Nigeria!”.

@Mood Obidient

I can confirm that Firefighting trucks are expensive depending on the model, and it is in the interest of Nigerians to know the exact specification before concluding.

Yes, the 10 Firefighting trucks can also cost 12Bn Naira depending on the dollar exchange rate.

In fact, according to The Morning Call, a ladder truck for Forks, Indiana, was estimated to cost $2.5 million.

Dover fire department estimates it costs them $840,000 to put a fully equipped pumper engine on the road.

Please inform the public of the exact Firefighting trucks purchased

@Valchekwas:

I spent the last hours researching how much fire trucks cost; the expensive high-end trucks cost $650,000 (which Nigeria never gets the best of, I can bet these are used trucks too).

NYC fire fighting trucks cost $550k each; what truck did you buy for $2.8m

You, sir and your cohorts are thieves.

Give the spec of this truck and what makes it N1.2B each— the ridiculous broad daylight robbery of our coffers.

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