The airline which flew musician Naira Marley and his associates on Saturday from Lagos, to the capital, Abuja, to perform in a concert, has apologised to the aviation minister for flouting the lockdown measures.
The Executive Jet Company was suspended by the minister for facilitating what was classed as non-essential travel and was against the government’s recommendations to fight the spread of coronavirus.
The airline’s CEO, Sam Iwuajoku, in an apology letter to the aviation minister, said that the flight had been initially booked for a judge on Sunday who then made other travel arrangements.
Adding that he had approved the flight on Saturday after reviewing the passenger manifest and thought one of them was a government minister.
“I saw Fashola Babatunde, I thought it was the Honourable Minister for Works with his men, so we decided to do the flight since [it was] a serving minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I didn’t know that it was a bunch of useless people,” Mr Iwuajoku said.