FG Suspends Airline For Flying Naira Marley Into Abuja

The minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika said that the jet that flew in Naira Marley and his crew members into Abuja had been originally approved to fly a judge, Hon. Justice Adefope Okoji to Abuja.

Naira Marley / Photo credit: The Nation
Naira Marley / Photo credit: The Nation

The Federal government has suspended the flight company that flew Naira Marley and his crew members to Abuja for a concert indefinitely.

Speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for COVID-19 briefing on Monday, the minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika said that the jet that flew in Naira Marley and his crew members into Abuja had been originally approved to fly a judge, Hon. Justice Adefope Okoji to Abuja.

The minister said for giving false information to obtain approval to fly, the airline, ExecuJet Services, have been suspended, adding that the pilots would be sanctioned and that the operators would be heavily fined.

“The operation is a clear violation of our approvals which we take seriously, it seems this is becoming a norm, it’s the second time. Execujet services are hereby suspended indefinitely, we’ll also fine them maximally according to the law.

“The Captain of the flight will also sanctioned for giving wrong information to the control tower”, Sirika said.

The Interview had on Sunday reported how Naira Marley and his crew members flew into Abuja to hold a concert at the Jabi Lake Mall in spite of the subsisting ban on both local and international flights in the country.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration Task Force on COVID-19 consequently shut down Jabi Lake Mall for violating COVID-19 public gathering regulations on Sunday.

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