More details have emerged on how popular hip hop artists, Naira Marley, and his gang were able to travel from Lagos to Abuja for a concert last weekend despite Interstate lockdown imposed by the government.
The aviation company who owned the private jet that transported the musician to Abuja has come out to apologize for the unfortunate situation.
In an apology written to the Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, by the Chairman of the Executive Jets Service Ltd, Dr. Sam Iwuajoku, it was stated that the company was misled and tricked by the musician and some staff of the company.
Dr. Iwuajoku explained that when he saw a request that Babatunde Fashola wants to hire his jet from Lagos to Abuja, he thought the request came from the former governor of Lagos State and current Minister for Works.
Unknowing to him, the person is Naira Marley whose legal name is Afeez Fashola.
The controversial singer shares the same surname with the honorable minister.
Dr. Iwuajoku said immediately he was Fashola on the manifest, he did not bother to ask more questions since he is a serving minister of the federation and might be on important assignment with his crew in Abuja.
The Chairman also explained that the clearance which was initially granted to his company was to transport a judge who is on primary assignment from Lagos to Abuja, but later turned out that the judge has gotten to the capital city through another means.
Dr. Iwuajoku finally apologized to the minister and promised not to make a similar mistake again.
The minister on Monday afternoon suspended the Executive Jets Service Ltd indefinitely after public outcry that greeted the movement of Naira Marley and his crew to Abuja for a concert over the weekend.
The authority has also shut down Jabi Plaza where the concert took place.