Dana Air Crash A Huge National Calamity, Says Fayemi

June 4, 2012

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described Sunday’s Dana Airline crash in Lagos which claimed over 160 lives as a “huge national calamity.”

Fayemi also described the crash as a shock too much to bear for a nation that has been hit by the loss of several lives in recent times.

The Governor in a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, described the crash and the attendant grief as painful, sad, unfortunate, devastating and heart-rending.

He prayed God to give the family members, friends and associates of all victims of the crash the courage to bear the monumental loss.

He welcomed the investigation already launched by the relevant aviation authorities urging Nigerians to be patient and await the outcome of the exercise.

Fayemi said, “This is certainly one disaster too many, we have witnessed such incidents in the past but this one has further aggravated the previous wounds.

“The investigation is necessary to ensure a safer airspace and restore public confidence in the nation’s aviation industry.

“We urge the relevant aviation regulatory agencies to be stricter in enforcing safety standards and ensure that airlines comply with regulations.

“We also want agencies connected with disaster and emergency management to be more strengthened to ensure quick response to situations like this.

“Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and we pray that God will give them the fortitude to bear this great loss.

“This incident calls for sober reflection and prayer to God to have mercy on us never to witness such tragedy again in our history.”

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