A letter of apology allegedly written by the owner of Execujet has been trending on twitter.
It was purportedly written to the Minister of Aviation by the CEO of private jet charter company, Execujet, Sam Iwuajoku following the indefinite suspension of the company for breaking aviation rules by flying Naira Marley and his crew to Abuja for a concert.
According to this letter, which we can’t verify, Mr Sam said he allowed the plane to fly to Abuja because he saw Babatunde Fashola on the manifest and thought it was the Works Minister not realizing it was Naira Marley whose real name is Azeez Fashola.
The letter went on to call Naira Marley and his crew a bunch of useless people making us doubt the authenticity of the letter. We will update you guys on this as we get more facts!
Read statement below ;
“We hereby apologize for the above flight, with your permit rex: FMA/ATMD/0175/V/V/ 1268 dated 11th June. 2020. Please the flight was to carry a Judge to Abuja on Sunday 14th. 2020 as requested and permit was granted based on the application, but unfortunately when I called the Judge on Saturday morning to inform him that we have the permit, he then said that he has reached Abuja already with a different flight that someone gave him a lift to Abuja.
So on Saturday morning 13th June, 2020 my staff called me that they have a charter flight to Abuja and that the passengers are already in the lounge as a rule passenger manifest is always sent to me before any departure, when I went through the manifest and I saw FASHOLA BABATUNDE I thought it was the Honorable Minister of Works going to Abuja with his men, so we decided to do the flight since is a serving minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I didn’t know that it was a bunch of useless people.
We are very sorry for this mistake and we promise that this would not happen again. Kindly see attached Passenger Manifest for the flight. Thank you for your understanding.”