The Chairman of Dangote Group Limited, Aliko Dangote, has denied allegations that he is a co-owner of Executive Jets Services Limited, an aviation company whose operating license was recently suspended indefinitely by the Federal Ministry of Aviation.
The company’s licence was suspended after flouting the lockdown guidelines for safety when it conveyed hip hop artiste, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, to Abuja for a concert.
A statement by Anthony Chiejina, Group Head, Branding and Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, refuted claims that Dangote is part owner of Executive Jets Services Limited and further denied ownership of the Bombardier Challenger 605 with registration number 5N-EXS.
Chiejina said: “Our attention has been drawn to an online publication which alleged that our President/CE, Aliko Dangote is a co-owner of the Executive Jets Services Ltd, a private airline based in Lagos. We hereby refute this allegation in its entirety, as Aliko Dangote has no stake or vested interest in the Executive Jets Services Ltd.
“The said aircraft Bombardier Challenger 605 with registration number 5N-EXS does not belong to Aliko Dangote. Dangote Group only keeps its fleet of aircraft in the hangars operated by Executive Jets Services Ltd just as others also avail themselves of the hangar services. The general public is hereby advised to disregard this unfounded and misleading report.”