The wreckage of the plane that crashed this morning in LagosThe Ondo state government has issued an official statement following the crash of an Associated Airline plane on Thursday morning, at about 9:32am, involving family members of late Governor Olusegun Agagu and other dignitaries, enroute Akure.
The statement which was signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Ondo State Governor, Eni Akinsola, stated that the State “received with shock the news of the crash of the plane bearing the corpse of the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu, as it was taking off from Lagos.”
Although there are several reports as to the identity of the individuals involved, the statement disclosed that “a commissioner, family members, associates and other top government officials were also involved in the crash.”
However, the statement did not confirm the names of those who survived.
“Information available indicates that there were casualties and a few survivors of this unfortunate crash. We are however still expecting more information.
The statement said there is no doubt that “this is an unfortunate disaster in the life of our dear State. We can only pray that God will visit the State with mercy and give us all the strength to bear these unfortunate losses.”
Residents of the state have been urged to be in a “sober and prayerful mood at these trying times as God is indeed the only person we should call upon in this period.”
The State Government assured that more information will be released as soon as they are available.