- The chairman of Executive Jet, Sam Iwuajoku, has apologized for flying Naira Marley and Kim Oprah to Abuja despite COVID-19 flight restrictions
- Iwuajoku said he thought the aircraft was conveying the minister of works, Babatunde Fashola, who shared a similar surname with the rapper
- The CEO in a written apology to the minister of aviation noted that he had no idea that the aircraft was conveying a bunch of ‘useless people’
Sam Iwuajuku, the CEO of Executive Jet, the company responsible for the flight that conveyed rapper Naira Marley and BBNaija’s Kim Oprah to Abuja, has penned a written apology to the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika.
Iwuajuku in the apology letter dated Monday, June 15, said that the flight which conveyed the entertainers was originally scheduled to convey a judge to Abuja on Sunday, June 14.
He, however, noted that he realized that things took a different course after placing a call to the judge who informed him that he arrived in Abuja via another aircraft.
Explaining himself further, Iwuajoku said when he went through the flight manifest on Saturday, June 13, he saw the name Babatunde Fashola and assumed that the flight was to convey the minister of works. According to him, he had no idea that the aircraft was conveying the entertainers whom he described as a bunch of ‘useless people’.
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Iwuajoku made it clear that the company is sorry for the mistake and it will not happen again.
Check out a copy of the letter below:
Recall that Legit.ng earlier gathered that the aviation minister while reacting to the issue disclosed that the flight which took Naira Marley from Lagos to Abuja was approved for a different purpose.
Sirika also revealed that the operations of the flight company responsible had been suspended indefinitely and will also be fined, among other disciplinary measures.
The aviation minister was quoted to have said: “Going forward we will escalate the mechanisms we have in place, and we will be stricter in our approvals (and enforcement).”
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