Government Suspends Airline For Illegally Flying Naira Marley

The Federal Government on Monday introduced the suspension of the operation of Executive Jets Service indefinitely, following the violation of the approval it was granted.

Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika defined that the federal government gave approval for the flight that flew within the standard musician, Azeez Fashola, often known as Naira Marley, from Lagos to Abuja.

He, nevertheless, defined that the flight was meant to fly in Justice Adefope Okojie from Lagos to Abuja and again to Lagos and never the musician.

The musician featured and entertained fun-seekers on the Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja over the weekend.

The musician flew from Lagos to Abuja regardless of the ban on interstate actions and flights.

Speaking yesterday on the every day briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sirika stated the flight was not meant to convey any musician, however the justice after contemplating the judiciary as a vital obligation.

In addition, the minister additionally stated the captain, who operated the flight could be sanctioned for deceptive the management tower.


The minister additionally learn some content material of the approval letter it gave to the operator of the airline.

The minister stated: “The temporary in the present day is for the unlucky flight that was accredited by Civil Aviation Authority to come back into Abuja and the passengers of that flight carried out a live performance.

“Well, we accredited a flight however actually not for any musician. The flight, from the appliance, was to convey Honourable Justice Adefope Okojie from Lagos to Abuja and again to Lagos for an official task.


“In this difficult time, in our knowledge, we thought of the judiciary to be a part of the important service to be delivered. Having to maneuver the Justice from Lagos to Abuja was so as. The approval was given for the 14th of June, 2020. However, we do give them a leeway of 24 hours typically resulting from operational causes.

“They can function the flight barely earlier or barely ahead inside 24 hours. In this case, the operators select to fly on the 13th at about 6:00 pm. So, that itself isn’t a violation to function earlier as a result of we gave him the leeway.”


The minister added: “The operator is Executive Jets Services and the approval was very clear and I’ll learn a part of it. This is the letter from the ministry of Aviation to the Chairman of the Executive Jets Services and it was signed by the Director of Air Transport Management on my behalf.

The minister additionally learn out the doc that was given to the management tower as a part of the proof that the approval was not meant for the musician.


On the suspension of the jet companies, Sirika stated: “The operation is a transparent violation of our approval to which we take very critically and it appears that is turning into a norm. Perhaps, that is the second time. So, Executive Air Services operations are hereby suspended indefinitely. We may even high quality them maximally in keeping with the regulation.

“The captain of the flight may even be sanctioned for giving fallacious data to the management tower and likewise appropriately in accordance with our regulation.”

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