Naira Marley : FG Suspends Executive Jet Services Indefinitely
The Federal Government has suspended Execute Jet Services,a airline operating charter flight for conveying popular Musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley to Abuja to attend a concert.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force briefing today in Abuja .
The Minister explained that the aircraft which conveyed the musician was meant to fly an Appeal Court Judge, Justice Adefope Okojie , from Lagos to Abuja.
“The operation is a clear violation of our approval which we take very seriously. It seems this is becoming a norm. This is the second time. So, Executive Jet Services is hereby suspended indefinitely and they will face the law.
“The captain will also be sanctioned for giving wrong information to the control tower. It seems also that people are not tired of trying our resolve and we are not tired of living up to our responsibilities. Governance is a serious matter,” Sirika said.
He said the conduct of Executive Jet Services was a gross violation of the Presidential Task Force regulations and protocols which allowed only flights on essential services.
Henceforth, the minister stated the federal government would be stricter in granting approvals for private flights.
In his words, “The person on that flight conducted a concert. We approved a flight, certainly not for a musician. The flight was approved to convey Honourable Justice Adefope Okojie from Lagos to Abuja and then back to Lagos for an official assignment.”
“In this challenging time, in our wisdom, we decided that the judiciary was part of the essential services. Moving a judge from Lagos to Abuja was in order,” he added.