President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled the death of two Nigerians who were in the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members,157 passengers in total on board on Sunday,10th March.
People holding passports from 32 countries and the UN boarded the plane which ploughed into a field just 60 kilometres (37 miles) southeast of Addis Ababa.
A Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 crashed six minutes after an early morning takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, Ethiopian Airlines said as world leaders offered condolences to distraught next-of-kin.
The carrier’s CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told newsmen in the capital, lamenting over the tragic news saying it is a very sad and tragic day.
He said his thoughts are with the families and friends of these distinguished Nigerians, ambassador Abiodun Bashua and Professor Pius Adesanmi, the other passengers and crew who lost their lives in the plane crash in Addis Ababa.
President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja expressed sadness over the crash that took the lives of Nigerians and other people on board.
May the Almighty Allah give them strength and fortitude to bear the loss.