Buhari expressed sadness over the death Of personnel in NAF Plane Crash


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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his sadness over the crash of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, which claimed seven personnel on Sunday afternoon.

The President expressed his sadness in a statement on  Sunday, February 21, 2021, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina,

Buhari also conveyed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the crash as well as the NAF and the nation’s Armed Forces.

The President, however, used the opportunity to remind Nigerians of his administration’s priority to the safety of the nation’s airspace even as investigations into the incident continued.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel.

“On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends, and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy.

“The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military, and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the line of duty.

“President Buhari notes that while investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing, the safety of the Nigerian airspace remains a key priority of the government.

“He prays that God will comfort the bereaved families and nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest,” the statement reads

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