DANA Air mishap: President visits crash site, says, "We'll make sure this does not happen again"

The Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, has said that his administration will work very hard to ensure that air disasters do not happen again in the country.

Mr. Jonathan, who visited the site of the Dana Air crash at about 2 p.m, Monday, expressed his condolence with those directly affected by the accident.

"You will all agree with me that the aviation business is guided by international laws.

"We'll make sure that this does not happen again," said Mr. Jonathan.

"We have been working very hard to improve the aviation sector. This particular incident is a major setback," he added.

Mr. Jonathan, who arrived unannounced, was accompanied to the site of the air crash by Babatunde Fashola, the Lagos state governor; Mohammed Abubakar, Inspector-General of Police; Stella Oduah, Aviation minister; Umar Manko, commissioner of Police, Lagos State; and Parry Osayande, chairman of Police Service Commission, amongst others. Senator Hope Uzodinma said that lessons have been learnt from the tragic incident. "We are yet to recover from one of the biggest tragedies," said Mr. Uzodinma, chairman Senate Committee on Aviation. "Mr. President in his wisdom invited us to come and see things for ourselves," he added. After Mr. Jonathan's visit, the heavy security at the accident scene thinned considerably, allowing residents to gather a few metres away from the rubble.



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  • patriot

    First, the minister of aviation must be removed, the operating license of dana revoked, the management arrested & prosecuted, families of victims compensated & a very thorough investigation of all the airline operators & check on all aircrafts. I have personally witnessed death boxes being flown in nigeria in 1996/1997, but it is highly infortunate that things are not getting better. This is where corruption & visionless leadership has continually led us in this nation. May the souls of the departed rest in peace & the good Lord comfort all their families left behind.

  • Beegee

    im not sure that the aviation minister should be removed yet, until the role or comlicity of her ministry in the mishap has been confirmed…meanwhile, do we have to wait until a tragedy like this occurs before we start corrective measures?…why are we so reactionary as a nation?!