Northern governors describe the crash as a national tragedy.
The Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, has expressed shock and deep sadness over the crash of an aircraft belonging to Associated Airline, conveying the remains of former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu.
The NSGF described the crash as a national tragedy.
The chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on Thursday, called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the crash, with a view to preventing a re-occurrence.
A statement by Mr. Aliyu’s spokesperson, Danladi Ndayebo, said, far from the rituals of mourning the victims of air mishaps and ordering a probe, this latest crash must not be allowed to go the way of the previous ones.
“The safety of the flying public must be of paramount importance to those saddled with the responsibility of ensuring safe air travels, and no stone should be left unturned in ensuring this,” the forum said.
The forum expressed its condolences to the government and people of Ondo, the family of late Mr. Agagu, as well as the families of all those who died in the crash.
It prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss, grant the deceased eternal rest and quick recovery to those who sustained injuries.