The Federal Government of Nigerian have announced they already banned ExecuJet for conveying controversial singer Naira Marley to Abuja for his drive in concert.
The minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika said the flight was approved for a different purpose and he confirmed they sanctioned the flight for an official assignment that is slated for June 14 but was surprised the flight had different passengers. Answering questions during the daily briefing on the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Monday, Sirika said the company has been suspended indefinitely.He also said the flight captain will be sanctioned for providing false information
The special assistant to the president on digital and new media Tolu Ogunlesi shared tweets from the ministers’s briefing and he later confirmed the private jet company have been named.
@hadisirika says the flight that took @officialnairam1 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 Operations of the flight company have been suspended indefinitely, will also be fined. Flight Captain will also be sanctioned for providing false information.The Minister mentioned the company name, but I didn’t quite get it, so I won’t tweet until I confirm correct name.Minister of Aviation, @hadisirika, speaking on the flight that illegally conveyed Naira Marley to Abuja from Lagos.Going forward we willl escalate the mechanisms we have in place, and we will be stricter in our approvals (and enforcement).ExecuJet are the culprits here. According to the Minister of Aviation, they provided false information, and used approval granted for an illegal flight operation to convey a musician to Abuja (for an illegal concert).
Naira Marley has previously been arrested for disobeying the Covid-19 rules during Funke Akindele’s birthday. The government is yet to issue any punishment or verdict on his new offense.