President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commiserated with friends and relatives of victims of the helicopter crash in the Opebi area of Lagos State.
The President, in a two-paragraph statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President prayed to God to console the bereaved and heal the injured.
The statement titled, ‘President Buhari condoles with families of Lagos helicopter crash victims,’ read, “President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates 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.
“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.”
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, commiserated in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Friday.
The statement was titled, ‘Governor Sanwo-Olu commiserates with families of helicopter crash’.
It quoted the governor as promising 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 surroundings 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.
A helicopter, belonging to Quorum Aviation, had crashed into a building at 16 A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja around noon, leaving two persons onboard dead and one injured on Friday.