Dana Air Compensates Crash Victims


By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Dana Airline today gave out a ridiculous amount of money to displaced families of last month’s plane crash in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Each of the six families in the two-storey building where the plane crashed into got a paltry N200,000 while the two people in the boys quarters got N100,000 each.

The pastor, who lost a duplex and a warehouse got N500,000 bringing the total amount disbursed to N1.9 million.

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The cheques were distributed to the internally displaced people, who were severely affected at the Lagos State Ipaja Camp.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the cheques distributed to them were not compensation but money given to cushion the effect of their loss.

He said with the money, the displaced people would be able to rent houses to stay while waiting for the real compensation from Dana Airline. The displaced people were housed at the Ipaja Camp of the Lagos State Government.

As at the time of filing this report, officials of Dana Airline were still being expected to distribute the cheques to the displaced people.

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