By Samuel Oamen
Celebrity musician Azeez Fashola popularly referred to as Naira Marley has objected to the outline of him and people who flew Executives Jets Companies to Abuja on the weekend as a “bunch of ineffective folks”.
Chairman and Chief Government Officer of the airline, Sam Iwuajoku, had in his apology to Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, described Naira Marley as “a bunch of ineffective folks”.
The airline had been suspended for flying Naira Marley and his crew to Abuja for a live performance.
Sirika had defined the airline was permitted to fly a Lagos Excessive Decide and never Naira Marley earlier than saying indefinite suspension of the airline.
Iwuajoku, in his apology letter, stated the flight took off as a result of he thought the passenger was Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
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“Please the flight was to hold a decide to Abuja on Sunday, 14th, June 2020 as requested and the allow was granted based mostly on the appliance however sadly, once I known as the Decide on Saturday morning to tell him that now we have the allow, he then stated he has reached Abuja already with a unique flight that somebody gave him a carry to Abuja.
“So, on Saturday morning, 13th June 2020, my workers known as me that they’ve a constitution flight to Abuja, and that the passengers are already within the lounge. As a rule, passenger manifests are at all times despatched to me earlier than departure.
“Once I went by the manifest and noticed FASHOLA BABATUNDE, I believed it was the Honourable Minister of Works going to Abuja together with his males. So, we determined to do the flight since he’s a serving minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I didn’t know that it was a bunch of ineffective folks,” he wrote.
In his response by way of his Twitter deal with on Tuesday afternoon, Naira Marley stated: “Have you learnt that over 20,000 Marlians journey with govt jets a month? We received’t be utilizing your ineffective airline once more for calling us ineffective.
“Thank God we didn’t crash on that flight as a result of we practically did.”