- Olasunkanmi Olawunmi, an Ekiti indigene, is one of the Air Force personnel who died in the Abuja military plane crash
- Governor Fayemi on Tuesday, February 23, paid a condolence visit to the wife of the deceased, Mrs Omolola Olawunmi
- Nigerians have also joined Fayemi in offering condolences to the deceased's wife
The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has paid a condolence visit to the wife of one of the personnel of the Nigerian Air Force who died in the Abuja military plane crash.
Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi, an indigene of Ogotun Ekiti in Ekiti state, is one of the seven officers who died in the plane crash on Sunday, February 21.
Governor Fayemi on Tuesday, February 23, met with the wife of the deceased, Mrs Omolola Olawunmi.
The Ekiti state governor shared the photos of himself with the bereaved wife in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter handle just as he prayed for the soul of the deceased.
Oluwole Abosede Olayemi Charity commented:
"My condolence to the family most especially the wife and the kids, may the Lord grant the departed peaceful rest"
Clara Adebayo said:
"How long are we going to continue losing our able bodied men to unnecessary and avoidable deaths? This is just too much in this nation, we have become a nation of condolences.
"May God abide with you madam."
Azeez Alarape Mukaila Akande said:
"Your Excellency! Very appreciative of this awesome and incredible shows of empathy to this young widow. May the good Lord strength her and grant her the uncommon fortitude to bear this irreparable and irreplaceable loss. Sir, kindly favor her with appointment or real empowerment"
Famuyiwa Tola said:
"My condolences to the entire family and the Government of Ekiti State. lt is only God that can console this woman. May the soul of the Gallant officer rest in perfect peace."
Irewolede Victor said:
"So painful losing a resourceful person like him in a time like this.
"May the Lord console the wife, parents, family and the entire relations he left behind. It's well with Ekiti."
Comrade Akingbola Temidayo said:
"Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi is another huge loss to Yoruba nation. This is just one, too many!! Though, I do not know these young folks whose life were terminated, prematurely but, I think about the future of our young ones who died in active service at the infant stage"
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) disclosed its Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that crashed on Sunday, February 21, was scheduled to take part in a mission to rescue the abducted Kagara students before it crashed.
A spokesperson for the Air Force, Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed in a statement that the aircraft crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure en-route Minna.
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