A flight information on how Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, used a private jet to fly his wife and children to the United Kingdom i
A flight information on how Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, used a private jet to fly his wife and children to the United Kingdom in violation of the closure of the Nigerian airspace during COVID-19 lockdown across the country has been uncovered.
Recall that the Nigerian Government had announced that only essential travels will be permitted by air across the country but flight manifest shows that Emefiele used a private jet – a Global Express Bombardier 550 luxury jet with registration number N104DA – belonging to businessman, Aliko Dangote.
It costs at least $10,000 per hour – about N3.8m – to fly on this luxury jet. The jet left Nigeria on Monday, June 1, 2020 at about 8pm Nigerian time and arrived in the UK at 2:37am. The flight was operated by Executive Jet Services co-owned by Sam Iwajoku, the same company embroiled in a recent controversy over the violation of the nation’s lockdown by flying musician, Naira Marley, to Abuja from Lagos to perform at a concert at Jabi Lake Mall. The Jet Carlos Barcelo
According to SaharaReporters, the jet carried Mrs Margaret Emefiele, his sons – Godwin Pammichukwu Jnr. and Andrew Olisehike Emefiele. The CBN governor is believed to have flown his family out of harm’s way or back to school in the UK or beyond as the flight was clearly a non-essential one. This is even as a majority of Nigerians were not allowed to engage in interstate travels since the lockdown began in March.