Said during the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Hadi Sirika, minister for aviation, said the Executive Jet flight that conveyed Naira Marley for the concert was approved for a different purpose. He announced that the flight company had been suspended indefinitely, adding that the flight captain would be sanctioned for providing false information.
In a letter addressed to Sirika on Monday, Sam Iwu, the company’s chief executive officer, apologised over the incident. He admitted that the flight was approved to convey a judge to Abuja but said the intended passenger had found his way to Abuja with the help of another flight. Iwu said his team later got an offer to convey another set of passengers to Abuja but added that he was confused when he saw the name Fashola Babatunde. The company’s chairman said he thought it was the minister of works and housing not knowing that “it was a bunch of useless people”.
“We hereby apologize for the above flight, with your permit ref: PMA/ATMD/0175/V/V/1268 dated 11th June, 2020,” the letter read…..
Source : The Witness