Dana: FG Unveils Memorial Cenotaph
As the the nation marks the First Anniversary of the June 3rd, 2013 Dana plane crash, the Federall government has concluded plans to unveil a Memorial Cenotaph erected in Honour of victims of the tragic accident on Monday, June 3rd.
The Unveiling ceremony, which is the climax of a week-long programme of activities to commemorate the anniversary, will be attended by a very High level Federal government delegation, with the Aviation Minister, Princess Adaeze Oduah as Chief Host.
The Memorial Cenotaph is erected at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, the departure point of the ill- fated plane. The Unveiling will be preceeded by a Christian inter-denominational Church Service at the Pilgrims Wing of the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), Abuja. Arch Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah will be amongst the Clergy to conduct the Church Service.
Last Friday, the Federal government led a High-Powered delegation to join up with the Muslim Ummah for a Special Juma’at Prayers at the National Mosque, Abuja, in Honour of victims of the air crash. This was followed earlier today by Christian Prayers in Churches across the country in Honour of our departed compatriots.
In the wake of the crash, the federal Ministry of Aviation came up with several safety initiatives, including the upgrade of safety-critical infrastructure in the sector to avert a future re-occurrence of the Dana debacle. Furthermore, the Ministry, through the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2013, has instituted a New Family Insurance Scheme to aid families of crash victims in the country.