Musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, has criticized the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Executive Jets Services Limited, Sam Iwuajoku, for calling his team “a bunch of useless people”.
Naira Marley expressed his reaction on his Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon, saying, “Do you know that over 20,000 Marlians travel with executive jets a month?
“We won’t be using your useless airline again for calling us useless, thank God we didn’t crash on that flight because we nearly did,” Naira Marley said
He further disclosed that his crew didn’t book the flight directly.
Meanwhile, a copy of the manifest of the flight sighted confirmed that the name, Babatunde Fashola, was a passenger on the flight.
He then explained that the passenger, Babatunde Fashola, was indeed on the flight, revealing that his younger brother answers the name.
“They asked for our names on the jet. My name is Azeez Adeshina Fashola and my little brother’s name is Moshood Babatunde Fashola,” he said.
Salientreporters had earlier reported that the airline was suspended by the Federal Government for flying the musician and his team to Abuja to attend a concert.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika had announced the suspension during a Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja on Monday.
Chairman of the airline wrote a letter of apology to the minister of Aviation, explaining the circumstances surrounding the flight as a mix-up of identity.
Iwuajoku said he gave the approval for the flight thinking the passenger was the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
“When I went through the manifest and saw FASHOLA BABATUNDE, I thought it was the Honourable Minister of Works going to Abuja with his men. So, we decided to do the flight since he is a serving minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I didn’t know that it was a bunch of useless people.”