Nigeria has the highest number of private jet owners in Africa with Dangote and Oyedepo owning the highest number (four each).
Out of the 177 Private Jet owners in Nigeria, four of them are owned by women.
These are the four women who own private jets in Nigeria:
1. Mrs Folorunsho Alakija
One of Nigeria’s first female billionaire is the founder of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian company that owns a substantial participating interest in OML 127, a lucrative oil block on the Agbami deep water oilfield in Nigeria with its partners including Chevron and Petrobas.
She is estimated to be worth at least $1.6 billion.Her first company was a fashion label that catered to Nigeria’s elite women, including the wife of former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, who awarded Alakija’s company an oil prospecting license. She is said to own at least $100 million in real estate and a Bombardier Global Express jet worth N7.3b.
2. Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke
She has held three significant positions in the Nigerian federal government. She was appointed Transport Minister in July 2007.