The U.S. has said that they are prepared to assist the Federal Government in its investigation of the plane crash that killed 160 people in Lagos on Sunday.
The U.S. in a statement by its Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, made available to the North America Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York, extended its condolences to those who lost family and loved ones in the crash.
“We stand with the people of Nigeria at this difficult time and we are prepared to assist the Nigerian Government in its investigation of this tragic accident,”the statement said.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has paid a condolence visit to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, over the death of her husband in Sunday’s air crash. Prof. Celestine Onwuliri, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, was among 153 people killed in the Dana air crash in Lagos on Sunday. The president, who had earlier visited the scene of the crash in Ishaga, Lagos, signed the condolence register and offered his sympathy to the minister and the family. Prayers were offered for the members of the family during the short visit but the president did not make any public statement. He was accompanied by top government functionaries and Presidential aides.