Helicopter crash: Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu commiserates with victims


By Oluwatope Lawanson

Lagos, Aug. 20, 2020 A former governor of Lagos State, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with families, relatives, and friends of those who lost their lives in the helicopter crash on Friday in Lagos.

Tinubu’s condolence was contained in a statement issued by his Media aide, Mr Tunde Rahman in Lagos.

Naija247news reports that the incident occurred at about 12.47 p.m. at No. 16A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja, as confirmed by the Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye.

Farinloye told NAN that the helicopter, Bell 206, with registration number 5N-BQW, belonging to Quorum Aviation Ltd was returning from training in Port Harcourt when it crashed into building.

He confirmed that two persons died immediately while one person was taken to the intensive Care Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

Tinubu, who is a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) called on the aviation authorities to investigate the cause of the crash,

He prayed that God consoles the families of the victims and grant the deceased eternal rest.

He also wished the survivor of the crash soonest recovery

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

Sanwo-Olu expressed his condolence in a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile on Friday.

The helicopter, belonging to Quorum Aviation, had crashed into a building at 16 A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja around noon, leaving two persons on board dead and one injured.

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 urged residents of Opebi and its surrounding to go about their business peacefully.

”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 have brought everything under control,” Sanwo-Olu said.

According to him, 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 losses.

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