- Tuesday, March 19, was truly a day of deep sober reflection and mourning at the plenary session of the Senate in Abuja
- This was the federal lawmakers dedicated a considerable number of minutes mourning Nigerian victims of the Ethiopian Airline crash
- The motion to mourn the late nationals was moved by Senator Gbenga Ashafa of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
The Senate during its plenary on Tuesday, March 19, took some moments to mourn the two Nigerians who lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
The motion to mourn the late nationals was moved by Senator Gbenga Ashafa of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Premium Times reports.
In his motion, Ashafa said: "Both Nigerians that lost their lives in this unfortunate air disaster, are individuals that have distinguished themselves in their fields and till their deaths remained worthy ambassadors of the country in the Diaspora."
Senate praised the "Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority for moving swiftly in mitigating the operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 series aircraft within the Nigerian Airspace in order to ensure the safety of all Nigerians."
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Moreover, the House also urged the "Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that all aircraft: operating within Nigeria are airworthy in order to keep Nigerians safe at all times."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ethiopian Airlines' flight en-route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa capital city crashed with more than 140 passengers on board.
Reports reaching Legit.ng indicated the ill-fated aircraft crashed on the morning of Sunday, March 10, at around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).
Confirming the fatal accident, the Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, expressed their deepest condolence to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the Sunday morning crash.
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