Nigeria currently holds the title as the country with the highest number of private jets in Africa with over 100 private jets. Out of these, four are owned by women. These are the Nigerian female billionaires who own private jets.
Folorunsho Alakija is a Nigerian business woman born in Lagos. She is ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $3.2billion. In 2015, Alakija was listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world. Her company is a major sponsor of the Agbami medical and engineering scholarship scheme, one of the most reliable scholarship schemes in Nigeria with over a thousand beneficiaries yearly.
She is Nigeria’s first female billionaire and the founder of Famfa Oil, She is said to own at least $100 million in real estate. Her private jet is worth $46 million.
She is the first woman to hold the position of Minister of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria. She excelled so much in the oil field to become the first-ever female to lead OPEC as the President in 2014 and served the federal cabinet of Nigeria as a minister in Transportation, Mines and Steel Development, and Petroleum Resources. She was accused in 2012 of squandering N10 billion to maintain private jets solely for her personal needs and those of her immediate family. Alison was arrested in London on bribery and corruption charges. Although the authorities have frozen a huge amount of her assets, she remains one of the richest females in Nigeria.
Hajiya Bola Shagaya
Bola Shagaya, a graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Armstrong College in California is a Business Magnate. She started her career with the audit department of the Central Bank of Nigeria before venturing into commercial activities in 1983. She has been on the board of Unity Bank plc for over eight years.
She is also the managing director of Practoil Limited, one of the largest importers and distributors of base oil in Nigeria. She also has huge investments in real estate and is a patron of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria.
Wife of one of the country’s richest men, General Theophilus Danjuma and law graduate. Daisy Danjuma was a Nigerian senator. She is a lawyer turned politician and is currently the 3rd richest woman in Nigeria. Her net worth hovering around US $1 Billion. She delved into the oil sector and served as a Chairman of a highly reputable petroleum company named South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO). She is currently a member of national and international bar associations and is pursuing her legal career in high spirits. It was reported that she got her private jet as a gift from her billionaire husband.