Naira Marley to Abuja: Jabi Lake Mall sealed; Execujets is next to feel the heat of the law

On Saturday, we witnessed one of the boldest actions by an artiste since the rebellious of popular Afro beats icon; Fela.

All over social media on Sunday, clips from a Music Concert headlined by Naira Marley and Kim Oprah in contravention of the government’s directive on events and social distancing in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, flooded the internet. The action was widely condemned but some others (most likely ‘Marlians’) applauded it.

While Naira Marley is the face of the entire event, it would be naive to believe that the concert was his initiative alone. You don’t have to give it much thought to know that there were sponsors behind it. So, in retrospect, if you were thinking about a repercussion and a response from the government, its highly unlikely that the singer will get punished alone.

It’s simple, the show had organisers and naturally, these ones are likely to be the first port of call. On Twitter today, we found this to be the exact case:

The first person or in this situation, organisation to take the fall, for the irresponsible actions of Saturday was Executive Jet Services (ExecuJets), the airline that flew the singer from Lagos to Abuja. This is coming hours after the Jabi Lake Mall, venue of the concert was sealed by the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA).

Some are of the opinion that since churches and mosques have been allowed to reopen or are warming up to reopen, why not social ones? But with the flight thing, there is zero ambiguity. The government has not lifted its ban on interstate travel, so Naira Marley’s travel from Lagos to Abuja deserves to be sanctioned.

This was discussed on Twitter today and here’s what we gathered:

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