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CBN holds service for Dana crash victims

31 July 2012, 15:53

Abuja - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday in Abuja  held inter-faith service for eight staff and five family members of staff who lost their lives in the June 3 Dana Air plane crash.

The Dana Airline aircraft, MD 83, crashed into residential buildings in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos on June 3, killing the 153 people on board.

Several others were also killed when the plane plunged into a two-storey building.

Some of the eight CBN staff involved are Amiaka Rapheal and Antonia Attu, senior managers; Bamaiyi Adamu, a Senior Supervisor and Falmata Kur Muhammed, an Assistant Director.

Others, who are family members of CBN staff, were Shehu Usman, Mrs Thelma Mojekwu, Elizabeth Omukuzua, Mrs Ruth Wasa and her daughter, Hope Wasa.

Speaking at the occasion, CBN Gov. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi said that June 3 is a day that will be hard for the bank and the country to forget.

``I was on that same plane few days before the incident and we witnessed lost altitude while trying to land and people were crying.

``I remember saying that the aircraft was not good. Let us remember that as we do what we do in life, fighting, backbiting and the likes, that death is by the corner.

``It could be anyone of us. The death of our loved ones should be a lesson for us as we do everything.''

The CBN boss further advised those in charge of protecting lives and property to strive to live up to expectations.

He prayed that the country would not witness such incident again and called on the aviation authorities to ensure strict supervision in the industry.

The apex bank presented wreath of honour to representatives of the deceased.



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