It is ridiculous to attempt to link me to Naira Marley’s flight – Fashola tells Executive jet boss
Former Lagos state governor and current minister of works Babatunde Fashola SAN said its ridiculous to attempt to link him to Naira Marley flight.
The Executive Jets service boss in a letter apologized to the Federal government while stating that the only reason he approved the flight was because he assumed it was the Minister of works Babatunde Fashola who was on board the flight. That’s after seeing the flight manifesto which read Babatunde fashola.
In reaction to the statement and for clarity sake, Fashola through his special adviser on communication stated that he has not traveled out of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja since the 22nd of March.
Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Fashola’s Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello, said,
“The attention of the Office of the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has been drawn to a letter signed by the Chairman/CEO of Executive Jets Services Limited, Dr Sam Iwuajoku concerning a flight it operated to Abuja last weekend.
“For purposes of clarity and in order to set the records straight, the Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has not travelled out of Abuja since March 22, 2020, when he returned there after an inspection tour of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway construction work and a visit to Lagos, before the lockdown.
“The decision of the Hon. Minister not to travel was taken in strict compliance with the Federal Government’s ban on inter-state travels as part of efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is therefore ridiculous for Dr Iwuajoku to attempt to link the Hon. Minister with any non-compliant flight.”