Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says news of the plane crash which claimed the lives of the Ondo State Commissioner for Tourism and other prominent people of the state came to him as a rude shock.
The Governor in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Peter Okhiria said: “News of the crash came to me as a rude shock especially as the people of Ondo state were still in mourning following the recent death of the former Governor of the State, Dr Olusegun Agagu.
“The death of the State Commissioner for Tourism and some other senior government officials; family members and close associates of the late Governor in the Plane Crash is an unfortunate double tragedy which saddens all of us.
“Our hearts are with you and the good people of Ondo State in this hour of grief and we pray the good Lord will console you.
“I offer my personal commiseration as well as the condolence of the good people and Government of Edo State over this painful incident.
“We join you to pray for the repose of the soul of the late Governor and the souls of all who lost their lives in the plane crash. We also pray our Heavenly Father to strengthen you and the people of Ondo State in this trying period.”