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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Naira Marley: Executive Jets Services Limited, apologises to Aviation Minister over controversial flight



Naira Marley: Executive Jets Services Limited, apologises to Aviation Minister over controversial flight
Naira Marley

The Chairman and CEO of Executive Jets Services Limited, Dr Sam Iwuajoku, has apologized to the Aviation Minister Senator Hadi Sirika over the flight that took Naira Marley and crew to Abuja.

Naira Marley performed at the Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja on Saturday, 13th of June, 2020, amidst COVID_19 pandemic, after flying in from Lagos via the Executive Jets Services Limited, charter flight, against the federal government lockdown order.

The company was subsequently sanctioned by the Federal Government and in defence, the CEO of the private charter airline company, said he mistook the name Fashola on the manifest of the flight to mean that of Minister of Works and assumed the flight was being operated to airlift Mr Babatunde Fashola and his entourage to Abuja instead of Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, Nigeria popular musician.

In a letter Iwuajoku addressed to the Aviation Minister, dated June 15, 2020, with the title, “Flight for 13/06/2020 done by Executive Jet Services to Abuja”, wrote: “We hereby apologized for the above flight, with your permit ref: FMA/ATMD/0175/V/V/1268 dated June 11, 2020”, the Vanguard reports.

“So, on Saturday morning June 13, 2020, my staff called me that they have a charter flight to Abuja and that the passengers are already in the lounge. As a rule, passenger manifest is always sent to me before any departure.”


“When I went through the manifest and I saw FASHOLA BABATUNDE, I thought it was the Honourable Minister of Works going to Abuja with his men; so, we decided to do the flight since he is a serving Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria . We are very sorry for this mistake and we promise that this would not happen again.”

“According to the passenger manifest dated, June 13, 2020 made available to us, the Lagos-Abuja-Lagos flight conveyed to Abuja, Adewunmi Segun, Chinonso Opara, Fashola Babatunde, Fashola Adeshina and Adeyeye Tobi.

See copy of the apology letter as shared via Twitter:

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