By Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi State Governor , Yahaya Bello has received with great shock, the news about the death of Engr Dauda Onoruoiza, whose sad event occurred on January 8, in the Ukrainian Airline crash.
An Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, scheduled international passenger flight from Tehran to Kiev, was shot down shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, attributed to human error.
Onoruoiza, an Aeronautic Engineer working with the airline hailed from Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State was the only Nigerian in that ill-fated Air Accident.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mohammed Onogwu, stated that the governor described the incident as sad and unfortunate for the State to have lost such a promising young engineer in such a manner.
“It is awful and sad to hear that a Nigerian national and a promising young Kogite in diaspora was among the 176 passengers on board the crashed Ukrainian airline; a needles and preventable death caused by human error.
”My deepest and sincere sympathy goes to his immediate family and the good people of Okehi LGA, Kogi State and Nigeria at large for this great loss”, he said.
The governor called on the appropriate Iranian and Ukrainian authorities and the world over to carry out thorough investigation on the ill fated crash and ensure that anyone found wanting in such grievous and needless error, face the consequences of their action.
He prayed God to grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
Kogi Inferno: Gov Obaseki Condoles With Kogi Govt, People And Wish Them Fortitude To Bear The Loss
The newly returned Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the government and people of Kogi State, over the tanker explosion which claimed many lives.
In the condolence message issued in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, Obaseki said: “I condole with the government and people of Kogi State over the tanker explosion that claimed several lives.
“The explosion is an urgent reminder of the need to prioritize road and rail infrastructure development in Nigeria.”
The governor added: “Our hearts go out to families that lost persons and wish them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Just In: Another Gas Explosion Hits Lagos
A gas explosion is currently rocking one area at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.
According to reports gathered, many of the people who involved in the incident were injured.
The Punch reports that buildings around the scene of the explosion suffered a partial collapse. As of the time of filing this report, the details of the gas explosion were sketchy An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke.
The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties but many people are injured.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.
He disclosed that emergency fighters have arrived at the scene of the incident. “LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.
Kogi State Chairman Security Trust Fund, Hon. Samari Appeals To All Road Users To Ensure Their Vehicles Are In Order.
Chairman Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Hon Abdulmalik Samari has appealed to all road users to be sure their vehicles are road Worthy to avoid Carnage on thr road.
Hon. Samari made the statement in an exclusive chat with journalists in lokoja, the state capital.
While condoling with the victims of the recent Felele tragedy, described the incident as tragic and shocking.
He called on the relevant authorities to ensure vehicles are road Worthy to save lives and to minimise the rates of accidents on the road.
He assured the residents of the state of his agencies commitment to the protection of lives and properties in the State. According to him, Kogi state Security Trust Fund will compliment the efforts of the state government in making Kogi safe for economic activities to strive.
He used the medium to commensurate with the families who lost their loved ones in the tragic inferno.
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