4th June, 2012
Nigeria’s Lagos State Government on Monday cancelled all official engagements in the State as it declared one week of mourning in memory of the victims of the Dana Air mishap which took place in Iju -Ishaga on Sunday.
Addressing the media at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Lateef Ibirogba said the State Government took the decision during the weekly State Executive Council meeting held on Monday and as a mark of respect for the victims of the ill-fated flight.
He said the State Government commiserates with people who lost families, relatives and loved ones in the crash as well as the management of Dana Air which also lost its crew members in the ill fated flight from Abuja to Lagos.
The State Government, he said, also sympathizes with those who have either lost their loved ones or property on ground during the unfortunate incident.
Mr Ibirogba said the cancellation affects all scheduled programmes of the State and that those that can still be held after the week of mourning may be rescheduled by the State Government.
Also present at the briefing was the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr Hakeem Bello