Monday, 18 March 2013

Why we want to buy a private jet – Nigeria Football Supporters Club

Dr. Rafiu Oladipo, the President-General of the Nigeria Football and
other Sports Supporters Club (NFSSC), on Friday explained that the
group planned to buy a private jet, so they could save money for other

Oladipo complained that the funds spent on flight tickets was too much
and if the club owned its own aircraft, it would help reduce some

"The supporters club is an outfit that travels all the time with the
country's national teams, and you can imagine a situation where about
300 members are travelling for a competition," he told NAN.

"It involves a lot of money when we embark on such trips 20 to 30
times in a year, so we thought it wise to lease a plane that will be
on ground to be taking us on our various trips.

"We are not just going to keep it there for only our trips, because we
are aware of other expenses like the parking charges and so on.

"If we are able to get it, we will equally use it to carry passengers;
it is only when we need it that we will demand for it to take us on
our trips," he said.

Oladipo also made it clear that the NFSSC was determined to achieve
its objective.

"We are still at the planning stage and if it happens, it will be for
the good of the Supporters Club and indeed Nigeria,'' he stated.

Ladipo, however, assured that the supporters club would continue to
deliver on its assignment, whether the aircraft comes or not.

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