Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Lagos to turn Dana crash site to a memorial


The Lagos State Government is to turn the site of the June 3, 2012 Dana plane crash into a memorial of the victims of the accident.
Governor Babatunde Fashola said this during the presentation of 2013 budget proposal to the state’s lawmakers on Wednesday.
Fashola, who described the incident as unfortunate, said the decision to turn the site into a memorial was as a result of agreement with all stakeholders.
He said, “Our agreement to dedicate the crash site as a memorial in honour of the victims is being implemented on our side as clear directives have been given to the appropriate ministries and organs of government.
“Once again our hearts reach out to the families of the victims who were Nigerians and other members of the international community. We pray that time will heal their wounds and grief.”
The governor commended the rescue teams comprising operatives of state Emergency Management Agency, the Police, the state Traffic Management Agency, the National Emergency Management Agency and fire services, for being able to recover 150 bodies from the crash site.

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