President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday ordered a thorough investigation into the plane crash in Lagos on Thursday morning.
The Associated Airline aircraft had been carrying the casket of the late former Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, as well as 20 passengers and crew members aboard.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, said the president “views the plane crash as most unfortunate and regrettable, given the concerted efforts of the Federal Government to enhance aviation safety in the country.”
The president, in the press statement, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Ondo State.
“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,” the statement by Dr. Abati read.
“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.”