Don’t link me to non-compliant flight’ — Fashola
Babatunde Fashola former Governor of Lagos state and presently minister of works and housing has come out to debunk the news about linking him to non-compliant flight.
Furthermore, Sam Iwuajoku, the chairman of Executive Jets Services made a public statement on Tuesday where he said he thought he approved a charter flight for the minister.
In a statement signed by Hakeem Bello, his special adviser on communications,
“For purposes of clarity and in order to set the records straight, the honorable minister of works and housing,
Babatunde Fashola SAN has not traveled 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 statement read.
“The decision of the honorable 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 Iwuajoku to attempt
to link the honorable minister with any non-compliant flight.”
According to sources, the plane which conveys him and Kim Oprah belongs to Executive Jets.
Due to the concert, during the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday,
Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, announced that Executive Jets suspended indefinitely from operating in the country.
The charter company contravened COVID-19 protocols by flying Naira Marley to a concert in Abuja on June 13 and returned him to Lagos on the same day.
In its defense, the company said it thought the charter application was for the minister because it saw his name on the application.
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