Cancel the Super Tucano deal now


By Ochereoma Nnanna

  • On August 3, 2017, the United States Department of State con firmed the approval of the sale of 12 pieces of A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft to Nigeria worth $593m.8.

This was sequel to a phone call between former US President, Donald Trump and his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari.

We were supposed to pay for the warplanes immediately, while the delivery would be two (or was it three) years later.

I am not aware that the delivery has taken place. There is no way that such a massive delivery would transpire without a massive media hoopla.

What it also means is that the delivery could be imminent, more so as Nigeria is now delicately poised at the brink of im plosion from multiple security threats.

When this deal was signed, well meaning Nigerians…



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