President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a thorough investigation into the crash of an Akure-bound Associated Airlines aircraft in Lagos.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media, Doctor Reuben Abati.
The President directed all the relevant agencies to carry out the investigation with a view to determining the cause of the crash.
The statement said the President viewed the crash as most unfortunate and regrettable, given the concerted efforts of the Federal Government to enhance aviation safety in the country.
Doctor Abati said the President received the news of the crash with shock and sadness and mourned the victims of the accident and extends condolences to all families, who lost members in the plane crash.
President Jonathan also extends condolences to the government and people of Ondo State, who have been plunged into sorrow yet again, while preparing to lay their former governor, Doctor Olusegun Agagu, to rest.
According to the statement, President Jonathan feels and shares the grief and pain of the Agagu family as they grapple with the further loss of beloved relatives and associates so soon after losing their husband, father and mentor.
He prayed that God Almighty will comfort them, as well as their relatives and friends and grant them the divine grace they will undoubtedly require to overcome the trauma of the most trying time.