Overview Of: Airline Got Suspended For Flying Naira Marley
Executive Jets Services Limited, an airline suspended by the federal government for conveying music artiste,
Azeez ‘Naira Marley’ Fashola for a concert in Abuja, has reacted to its suspension.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Nigeria’s Aviation Minister,
Hadi Sirika, had on Monday announced the suspension of the airline during a Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja.
Sirika said that the flight that took Marley to Abuja was approved for a different purpose, to convey a service Justice from Lagos to Abuja and back,
on official assignment. (Judiciary considered essential services).
He added that the Flight operator violated its approval and operations of the flight company have been suspended indefinitely and will also be fined.
Sirika also noted that the Flight Captain will also be sanctioned for providing false information.
However, in a letter dated June 15, 2020, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Iwuajoku,
has apologized to the federal government over what it described as a “mix-up”
Iwuajoku said he gave the approval for the flight thinking the passenger was the Minister of Works,
In the letter entitled,
“Re: Flight For 13/06/2020 Done By Executive Jets Services Ltd To Abuja”, and directed to Sirika, Iwuajoku explained that he did not know the said passengers were “a bunch of useless people”.