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Jonathan mourns victims of Lagos plane crash, orders investigation

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President Jonathan views the plane crash as most unfortunate and regrettable.

President Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with the families of those who died in the Thursday morning plane crash in Lagos.

The President also ordered for full investigation of the crash by the relevant agencies.

An Akure-bound Associated Airline aircraft carrying the family and relatives as well the corpse of former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Agagu, had crashed shortly after taking-off leaving at least 14 dead.

A press statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Rueben Abati, said the President received the news of the crash with great shock and sadness.

“President Jonathan views the plane crash as most unfortunate and regrettable, given the concerted efforts of the Federal Government to enhance aviation safety in the country”.

“Following He has therefore ordered a thorough investigation of the crash by all relevant agencies with a view to determining the cause and taking further actions, as may become necessary.

“On behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends condolences to all families who lost members in the plane crash, and the government and people of Ondo State who have been plunged into sorrow yet again while preparing to lay their former governor to rest.

“The President feels and shares the grief and pain of the Agagu family as they grapple with the further loss of beloved relatives and associates so soon after losing their husband, father and mentor,” Mr. Abati said in the Statement.

Mr. Abati prayed that comforts the Agagu family, as well as their relatives and friends, and grants them the divine grace they will undoubtedly require to overcome the trauma of this most trying time.

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