Executive Jet Services Limited, has tendered an apology to the Federal Government for the flight that conveyed rapper, Naira Marley, ex-BBNaija star, Kim Oprah and their crew to Abuja for a concert.
The apology was sent by the CEO of Executive Jet Services, Dr Sam Iwuajoku, after the Federal Government suspended its licence for breaking the COVID-19 regulations amid ban on inter-state travels.
In a statement, Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja on Monday,June 15, has said that the Executive Jet Services, the airline company that flew Naira Marley, to Abuja for a concert despite COVID-19 restrictions in place has now been suspended indefinitely.
Also recall that the federal capital territory administration, FCTA, closed down Jabi Lake mall, the venue were the concert was held, for disobeying the laws put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
However, the CEO in a letter addressed to Hadi Sirika, apologized on behalf of the company and referred to the rapper and his crew as “bunch of useless people”.
Read the letter below:
“We hereby apologize for the above flight, with your permit ref: PMA/ATMD/0175/V/V/1268 dated 11th June, 2020.
“Please the flight was to carry a Judge to Abuja on Sunday 14th, 2020 as requested and permit was granted based on the application, but unfortunately when I called the Judge on Saturday morning to inform him that we have the permit, he then said that he has reached Abuja already with a different flight that someone gave him a lift to Abuja.
“So on Saturday morning 13th June, 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 Honorable 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, I didn’t know that it was a bunch of useless people.
“We are very sorry for this mistake and we promise that this would not happen again.”