Senator Ekiti Sud in the National Assembly, Chief Biodun Olujimi, expressed his shock and sorrow after the death of a flight sergeant, Olasunkanmi Olawumi and six other members of the Nigerian Air Force at board of the crashed military plane.
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beachcraft plane crashed on Sunday shortly after the perimeter fence at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, killing all seven people on the plane.
Deploring the tragedy, Senator Olujimi in a statement she personally signed and made available to Ado Ekiti journalists, called for a thorough and careful investigation into the cause of the crash of the plane that was located en route to Minna, the capital of Niger State.
She described the death of Olawumi from her constituency; Ogotun Ekiti, in Ekiti West Local Government as unhappy and shocking.
“Olawumi had an elderly father who loved and adored him. The father is a renowned great leader.
“The late Air Force officer was a great guy and a great guy who was so dedicated to his chosen career. May God accept his soul and grant him eternal rest.
The senator sympathized with all the families and friends of the deceased, the government of Ekiti State and Nigeria, for the untimely demise of Olawumi and other valiant officers who died on active duty.
“May his soul and those of his six other colleagues rest in peace. Eternal rest grants them, oh Lord.
Air Force Plane Crash: Sen Olujimi Sad About Olawumi’s Death, Other Staff, On-Demand Investigation