President Goodluck Jonthan has expressed shock at the news of the plane crash involving the remains of the late Olusegun Agagu, former governor of Ondo state, relations and friends of the deceased.
A statement issued by Reuben Abati, presidential spokesperson says the President ‘feels and shares the grief and pains of the Agagu family.’
Here is the full statement:
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT JONATHAN MOURNS VICTIMS OF LAGOS PLANE CRASH, ORDERS INVESTIGATION
President Goodluck Jonathan has received with great shock and sadness, news of the tragic airplane crash in Lagos earlier today.
On behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends condolences to all families who lost members in the plane crash, and the government and people of Ondo State who have been plunged into sorrow yet again while preparing to lay their former governor to rest.
The President feels and shares the grief and pain of the Agagu family as they grapple with the further loss of beloved relatives and associates so soon after losing their husband, father and mentor.
He prays that God Almighty will comfort the Agagu family, as well as their relatives and friends, and grant them the divine grace they will undoubtedly require to overcome the trauma of this most trying time.
President Jonathan views the plane crash as most unfortunate and regrettable, given the concerted efforts of the Federal Government to enhance aviation safety in the country.
He has therefore ordered a thorough investigation of the crash by all relevant agencies with a view to determining the cause and taking further actions, as may become necessary.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)