Jonathan declares three days of mourning for plane crash victims.

President Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan has declared a three-
day period of national mourning
for victims the Dana plane crash
in Lagos today. In a statement on the incident by
his spokesman, Reuben Abati,
President Jonathan who has
cancelled all his public
engagements scheduled for
tomorrow, has also directed that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-
mast for the three days of
national mourning. He has ordered full investigation
into the crash. In compliance with the
President’s directive, Abati said
the Minister of Aviation, Princess
Stella Oduah has already left
Abuja for Lagos to oversee the
crash investigations and present an interim report to the federal
government as soon as possible. While condoning with the families
of all those who lost their lives in
the plane crash, the President
noted that the incident has sadly
plunged the nation into further
sorrow on a day when Nigerians were already in grief over the
loss of many other innocent lives
in the church bombing in Bauchi
State. President Jonathan assured air
travellers in the country that
every possible effort will be made
to ensure that the right lessons
are learnt from the tragic loss of
valuable lives in today’s plane crash and that further measures
will be put in place to boost
aviation safety in the country


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