ABUJA: The Federal Authorities is reported to have suspended the operations of ExecuJet for flying-in controversial artiste, Azeez Fashola, fondly called Naira Marley to Abuja for Saturday, June 13, 2020 musical live performance in the FCT.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika was quoted to have introduced the suspension on Monday, June 15, 2020.
ExecuJet is a world enterprise aviation firm headquartered at Zurich Airport, Switzerland with amenities working in Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Center East.
It was gathered that the flight that took Naira Marley to Abuja was approved for a different purpose, to convey a service Justice from Lagos to Abuja and back, on official assignment. (Judiciary considered essential services), but the Flight operator violated approval.
Against this backdrop, operations of the flight company have been suspended indefinitely, and will also be fined while the Flight Captain will also be sanctioned for providing false information.
“Going forward we willl escalate the mechanisms we have in place, and we will be stricter in our approvals (and enforcement).
“The corporate had given false data and used approval granted for an unlawful flight operation to convey the musician to Abuja”, the Minister of Aviation said.
Naira Marley, had held the live performance at Jabi Mall on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in contravention of the directive of the Presidential Process Pressure on COVID-19 as a part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.
The artiste and an ex-housemate of the Massive Brother Nigeria, Kim Oprah had shared movies of themselves inside a non-public jet en-route Abuja and upon arriving within the federal capital territory.
It was also reported how the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) sealed Jabi Lake Mall for internet hosting the live performance in clear contravention of the legislation banning public gatherings.