Lagos State former Governor and current Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, reacted to a letter written by the Chairman of Executive Jets Services, Sam Iwuajoku to the Government after the ban on his company by the Ministry of Aviation.
According to the chairman of the company in his apology, he approved the flight as he thought that the passenger was the minister Fashola, since the flight manifesto contained the name Babatunde Fashola,without knowing that is was the singer’s brother who also goes by the name Babatunde Fashola.
Reacting to the letter, 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.”