President Goodluck Jonathan has cautioned Nigerians not to “rush to judgment” over the cause of the Dana air craft crash that killed over 160 people on Sunday.
Mr. Jonathan made the statement at a “special session of the (weekly) Federal Executive Council” meeting held in honour of victims of the Dana crash.
“In the past few days since the crash, our newspapers, airwaves, and social media have been awash with all manner of theories and speculations on the cause of the tragedy. I urge that there should be no rush to judgment,” the President stated.
The President said he had “directed that the fullest possible investigation be undertaken into the remote and immediate causes of the crash.”
Mr. Jonathan also hinted at a possible review of flight charges when he said “I have also directed the Coordinating Minister of the Economy/Minister of Finance, the Minister of Trade and Investment, the Governor of the Central Bank, and the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, to further look into our tariffs and other taxes as they relate to the aviation industry and come up with recommendations as to where we can further assist the sector.”