The Board of Directors of Jabi Lake Mall has issued a statement in which they denied authorising the controversial Naira Marley in Abuja that riled the public.
Recall that the drama started after Naira Marley and KimOprah hosted the controversial Naira Marley Concert at the Jabi Lake Mall Car Park. The outing stirred public outrage, especially because Nigeria is still on a lock down due to the COVD-19 pandemic.
Days ago, the Federal Government banned ExecuJet indefinitely for flying the celebrities and also shut down the Jabi Lake Mall.
Now, a source close to the situation has told ThisDay that the board never authorised the concert. Per the source:
The shareholders were shocked to learn that a middle-level employee of Broll Management Company, for unknown reasons ignored express directives and the laws and regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This employee, it was learnt, took the illegal decision to host the event on the property without informing their superiors at Broll, and the shareholders only found out about this concert after the fact via social media.
The source added that the board is cooperating with the FCT on their investigations into the matter. The source said:
“Shareholders of Jabi Lake Mall are fully cooperating with the FCT Ministry and support any and all governmental action against all those who orchestrated this irresponsible that has marred the reputation of the Mall that has to date fully ensured a safe and healthy business environment for both the tenants and customers. Shareholders main concern at this time is for the tenants — survival of their businesses and the employees’ welfare —as well as the comfort and convenience of their customers. Knowing that Jabi Lake Mall has pharmacies, grocery stores, food outlets and other essential services, they are working hard to get these stores reopened so the residents of Abuja are not inconvenienced. Knowing that the current financial climate has already been a blow to businesses, they are working hard to get the mall reopened so that these businesses can continue to service their customers, generate revenue, pay their staff and pay their taxes.”
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.