Oyedepo, Dangote, Adenuga and other private jet owners to pay $4,000 luxury tax per departure

The Federal Government is set to impose a form of luxury tax on owners and operators of private jets in the country, top officials of the Ministry of Aviation have confirmed.

The plan, currently being fine-tuned by the Aviation Reform Committee, which is also looking into certain areas of the aviation sector, will be perfected very soon.

According to the top government officials close to the move, the plan to impose the luxury tax will be preceded by the new general aviation policy, which is currently being drafted by the government.

According to a report by Encomium magazine, Bishop David Oyedepo, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Dr. Mike Adenuga are among the top 10 Nigerian billionaires who will pay hundreds of millions of naira annually as luxury tax due to the imposition of a whooping $4,000 luxury tax by Aviation Ministry on private jet owners and operators per departure.

Among the four jets owned by Bishop Oyedepo (Gulfstream V and G550, Bombardier and Gulfstream G430), he uses three regularly personally and for his missionary work. Thus, his luxury tax annually will be an average of N399 million. 

Alhaji Aliko Dangote who has three private jets in his hanger will also pay an average of N399 million per annum. Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jnr, whose Falcon 7x and Bombardier jet are used for personal and business purpose should pay an average of N266 million.

Governor Rotimi Amaechi and his Akwa Ibom counterpart, Governor Godswill Akpabio would shell out an average of N166.4 million annually. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor falls into the same category of N166.4 million naira payer. 

Meanwhile, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Jide Omokorie and Ifeanyi Ubah would pay an average of N133 million annually, while Jimoh Ibrahim falls within the N100 million category. Furthermore, the richest woman in Nigeria, Folorunsho Alakija would spend N66 million on luxury tax.

List of top 10 payers:
1. Bishop Oyedepo (4 jets) - N399m
2. Alhaji Dangote (3
jets) - N399m
3. Dr. Mike Adenuga (2
jets) - N266m
4. Gov. Rotimi Amaechi (1
jet) - N166m
5. Gov. Godswill Akpabio (1
jet) - N166m
6. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor (1
jet) - N166m
7. Pastor Adeboye (1
jet) - N133m
8. Jide Omokore (1
jet) - N133m
9. Ifeanyi Ubah ( 1
jet) - N133m
10. Jimoh Ibrahim (1
jet) - N100m 

A good step in the right director, if they can afford a private jet at the detriment of the suffering masses, let them pay for that privilege.


  1. So our governors now own private jets. Isssorrai God dey watch all of una

  2. Increase the tax sef. Let them pay more. If they cannot help the poor then tax life out of them all

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