The Senate President, Sen. David Mark, says the death of some passengers of the Associated Airlines aircraft, which crashed in Lagos on Thursday, is more than a double tragedy.
A statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan,¬†the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President,¬†said that Mark described the deaths as “sad, disheartening and cruel.
“This is one tragedy which tempts one to question the essence of human existence. But as ordinary mortals, we lack the locus standi to question our creator.
“In all circumstances, we give thanks to the Almighty. May God’s wish be done,‚Äô‚Äô he said.
Mark said that¬†the Senate shared in the pain, stressing that it was, indeed, grieved over the unfortunate incident.
He prayed God to give the nation, especially the immediate families of the deceased, the fortitude to bear the painful loss.
He also prayed that the souls of the departed would rest in peace.
Similarly, the¬†Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, described the crash as a double tragedy and called¬†on all well-meaning Nigerians to pray for the nation.
“It is, indeed, a double tragedy; not only for the late Olusegun Agagu‚Äôs family, the government and good people of Ondo State, but for the nation as a whole.
“I feel most saddened over this unfortunate incident; I send my heartfelt condolences to all the affected families and pray for the peaceful repose of the souls of all those who lost their lives,” he said.
Ekweremadu called on all Nigerians to pray for the nation, adding that Nigeria needed the divine intervention of God, in addition to the government‚Äôs efforts to mitigate such occurrences.