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BREAKING: FG lifts ban on Executive Jets

The Federal Government of Nigeria has lifted the ban placed on the Executive Jets Services, WITHIN NIGERIA learnt.

Recall that the airline service was suspended indefinitely by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika for violating the licence approved to operate a flight from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos.

Reacting to the development, the aviation minister, Sirika said the ministry decided to lift the ban following the compliance of the service with sanctions imposed on it.

This was disclosed by the aviation minister during the briefing done by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He said:

“Today, we lifted the ban on Executive Jets Air Services Limited. They have complied substantially with all of our imposed sanctions.

“They have paid parts of the fine and they have brought out a payment plan for the balance. So, we lifted the ban and they will continue to do their business. These are not punitive, they are things to make our industry work better and keep all of you safe.”

The minister also revealed that he was yet to get the report on the investigation conducted by the aviation industry following a violation of the COVID-19 protocols by dignitaries.

He said: “As to the VIP offenders which are undergoing investigation, the report will be on my desk this week hopefully and we will keep you posted.”

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