Dangote debunks claim of co-ownership of suspended Executive Jets airline

Chinazor Megbolu


The President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has distanced himself over co-ownership of Executive Jets Services Limited.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Group Head, Branding and Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, Mr. Anthony Chiejina,  the allegations leveled against the African richest man as a co-owner is false.
Recall that the operating license of Executive Jets Services Limited was recently suspended indefinitely by the Ministry of Aviation for flying Naira Marley, a musician to Abuja for a concert last weekend.
The action of the airline was against the lockdown guidelines for safety stipulated by the federal government, hence the sanction against the airline firm.
The statement further noted the business mogul isn’t the owner of the Bombardier Challenger 605 with registration number 5N-EXS.
“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 Limited, 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 Limited.
“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 Limited just as others also avail themselves of the hangar services.
“The general public is hereby advised to disregard this unfounded and misleading report,” the statement said.

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