Akure - The Ondo State Government has described the crash of the plane bearing the corpse of former Governor Olusegun Agagu as it was taking off from Lagos, as shocking.
A statement on Thursday in Akure by Eni Akinsola, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Olusegun Mimiko, said that a commissioner, family members, associates and other top government officials were involved in the crash.
"Information available indicates that there were casualties and a few survivors of this unfortunate crash. We are, however, still expecting more information.
"No doubt, this is an unfortunate disaster in the life of our dear state. We can only pray that God will visit the state with mercy and give us all the strength to bear these unfortunate losses.
"We ask all residents to be in a sober and prayerful mood at these trying times, as God is indeed the only person we should call upon in this period," Akinsola said.
According to him, government assures that further and better information will be released on the crash as soon as they are available.