FG suspends Executive Jet Services for flying Naira Marley to Abuja

Executive Jet Services, the Nigerian charter company that flew Nigerian singer Naira Marley to Abuja for a concert has been suspended indefinitely by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Naira Marley and ex-BB Naija housemate, Kim Oprah, were flown to Abuja by Executive Jet Services on Saturday, June 13 for a concert that violated the Federal Government’s set rules on social gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

The venue of the concert – Jabi Lake Mall – has been sealed off and now Executive Jet Services (a local jet charter provider owned by businessman Dr Sam Iwuajoku) has been suspended from operations for flouting the ban on interstate travel.

There are no reports yet of Naira Marley’s arrest. Many Nigerians are currently calling for the arrest of Naira Marley and Kim Oprah who hosted the ill-dated concert.

According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced the indefinite suspension of Executive Jet Services, the flight that conveyed Naira Marley to Abuja was approved for a different purpose.

The flight was supposed to fly a serving judge from Lagos to Abuja and back, on an official assignment. But the flight operator violated the approval, he said. Sirika also said the flight crew will be punished for providing misleading information while the flight captain will also be sanctioned for providing false information.

“We approved a flight indeed, but not for any musician. The approved flight was to convey a justice on official assignment, but Executive Jet illegally used it to convey musician to Abuja for a concert,” the minister said.

He added: “We have suspended Executive Jet’s operations indefinitely, and the company will also be fined!”

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