Minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has reacted to the letter by the Chairman of Executive Jets Services, Sam Iwuajoku, apologizing to the Federal Government after his company was banned by the Ministry of Aviation for conveying singer, Naira Marley, to Abuja from Lagos for a concert in violation of COVID-19 guidelines.
In the letter, Iwuajoku had said the error was as a result of mistaken identity as he thought it was twh minister of works, Babatunde Fashola that was been conveyed.
In a statement by the Minister of works and housing, he noted that it is ridiculous for the CEO of executive Jets to link him to any non-compliant flight.
“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.”