..linking me with Naira Marley’s flight ridiculous – Fashola
By Seun Ibiyemi
Following the suspension of Executive Jet Services on Monday by the Honourable Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Naira Marlay and the management of Executive jet service have continued to fight dirty over Fashola’s name on flight list.
The Minister accused the airline of being a repeat offender and it’s pilots for filing wrong information to the airspace authorities.
The Chairman of Executive jets Service, Sam Iwuajoku in a letter sent to the Minister of Aviation claimed that the airline airlifted the artist after mixing up his identity.
Iwuajoku in a signed letter said “when i went through the manifest and I saw Fashola Babatunde, and I thought it was the Hon. Minister of works going to Abuja, so we decided to do the flight since he is a serving Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
“The airline boss said that he never knew that his jet was airlifting “useless people.”
The music star, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, reacting to the description as “useless” by the Executive jets chairman, Sam Iwuajoku on his Twitter handle.
His tweet read: “Do you know that over 20,000 marlins travel by executive jets a month we won’t be using airline again for calling us useless. Thank God we didn’t crash on the flight sha because we nearly did”.
“We didn’t book the flight by ourselves. Though they ask for our names in the jet
“They asked for our names on the jet, though, and your pilot is a Marlian and everybody there is a Marlian too. My name is Azeez Adeshina Fashola, and my lil brother’s name is Moshood Babatunde Fashola, and you were begging me to tag you all.
Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Babatunde Fashola’s Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello, said, “The attention of the Office of the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has been drawn to a letter signed by the Chairman/CEO of Executive Jets Services Limited, Dr Sam Iwuajoku concerning a flight it operated to Abuja last weekend.
”For purposes of clarity and in order to set the records straight, the Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has not travelled out of Abuja since March 22, 2020, when he returned there after an inspection tour of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway construction work and a visit to Lagos, before the lockdown.
“The decision of the Hon. Minister not to travel was taken in strict compliance with the Federal Government’s ban on inter-state travels as part of efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is therefore ridiculous for Dr Iwuajoku to attempt to link the Hon. Minister with any non-compliant flight.”