Megastar musician Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, objected to his description as “a bunch of useless people” and those who flew with him in Executives Jet Services to Abuja on the weekend.
The airline’s chairman and chief executive, Sam Iwuajoku, had described Naira Marley as ‘a bunch of useless people’ in his apology letter to Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika.
The airline has been suspended for flying to Abuja for a concert with Naira Marley and his crew.
Sirika had explained that before announcing the airline’s indefinite suspension, the airline was approved to fly a Lagos High Judge, and not Naira Marley.
Iwuajoku, in his letter of apology, said the flight had taken off because he thought the passenger was Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing.
Read Content of his Letter Below;
“Please the flight was to carry a judge to Abuja on Sunday, 14th, June 2020 as requested and the 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 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 manifests are always sent to me before departure.
“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,”
Naira Marley said in his reaction via his Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon:
“Do you know that more than 20,000 Marlians fly a month with executive jets? We are not going to use your useless airline for calling useless again.
“We didn’t crash on that flight, thank goodness, because we almost did.”