Buhari, Sanwo-Olu, Commiserates With Families Of Crashed Victims 

Joseph Bakare

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with families, friends and associates of victims of the Bell 206 helicopter, operated by Quorum Aviation, which crashed Friday into a building in Opebi, Lagos State.

A statement from Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina said while the nation awaits report of investigation into the accident by aviation regulatory agencies, the President prays that God will console the bereaved families, grant peace to the souls of the dead and speedy recovery for the injured.

This is coming as the third crew member in the helicopter that crashed into a building at Opebi, Lagos State, has died.

Earlier, a Bell 206-3 with registration number 5N-BQW belonging to Quorum Aviation crashed into a wall between two buildings at 16 A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja at 12:30 pm.

According to a press statement from the Accident Investigation Bureau, the chopper was bound for Lagos from Port-Harcourt.

AIB in its press statement also promised to commence an investigation into the accident which had three passengers aboard.

Quorum Aviation had confirmed that those involved in the accident are its crew members.

Also, Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu has commiserated with families, friends and associates of the victims of the unfortunate helicopter crash in Opebi, Lagos.

In a condolence message signed on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Friday, Governor Sanwo-Olu promised that his Government would work with all the relevant Federal Government agencies to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the accident so as to prevent a reoccurrence in the future.

The Governor advised residents of Opebi and its surrounding to go about their business peacefully saying, “there is nothing to fear as men and officers of the State emergency services were promptly deployed to the scene of the crash and they had brought everything under control.

The environment is also safe and secure.”

The Governor prayed that God would grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the families they left behind the fortitude the bear the irreplaceable loss.

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