Naira Marley Replies Executive Jets, “We Won’t Use Your Useless Airline Again For Calling Us Useless”

Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley has replied the management of embattled aviation company, Executive Jets Services Limited over comments made on impersonation by the singer when the airline conveyed him and his crew to Abuja on a chartered flight.

In a letter on Monday, Sam Iwuajoku, the company’s chief executive officer, apologised over the controversial incident that led to the company being suspended and regretted conveying a “bunch of useless people”.

Meanwhile, taking to twitter, Naira Marley tweeted:

“ Do u know that over 20,000 Marlians travel with executive jet a month. We won’t be using ur useless airline again for calling us useless. Thank God we didn’t crash on that flight sha because we nearly did. BTW We didn’t book the flight ourselves.”

The management also explained the confusion in Naira Marley’s name.

Iwuajoku’s letter reads in part: “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 manifest is always sent to me before any departure, when I went through the manifest and I saw FASHOLA BABATUNDE I thought it was the Honorable 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.”

On this, Naira Marley tweeted: “Lool they asked for our names on the jet though and looooooooool ur pilot is a Marlian and everybody there is a Marlian too.. my name is Azeez Adeshina Fashola and my lil brothers name is moshood babatunde fashola and u was begging me to tag y’all.” (sic)

Naira Marley performed at the Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja at the weekend amid measures by Nigerian government to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The singer became the subject of criticisms among Nigerians, especially on social media, after clips of his performance went viral.

The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) in its reaction, sealed off the Jabi Lake mall for violating Covid-19 restriction orders.

Speaking during the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s minister for aviation, said the Executive Jets flight that conveyed Naira Marley for the concert was approved for a different purpose.

He announced the indefinite suspension of the company and the flight captain for providing false information.