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Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu has described the death of Mrs. Maria Okwulehie in the ill fated Dana Airline disaster as untimely and painful.

Chief Wogu was speaking during a condolence visit to Mr. Paul Okwulehie who is the Director of Inspectorate Department in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity and husband of the deceased.

He said:'I want to sympathise with the Okwulehie family and other Nigerians who lost their loved ones in the Dana Plane crash.

The death of Mrs. Okwulehie is shocking and a big loss to the family especially at a time when she would have loved to share in the joy of the birth of her grandchild but God knows the best.

'The sterling qualities of Mrs. Maria Okwulehie will remain ever green in the minds of those who had direct dealing with her'. He added that the family should 'be rest assured that the members of staff of the Ministry share in your grief and will also join you in prayer at this moment of grief'.

The Minister prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead and asked God to grant the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

The daughter of Mr. Paul Okwulehie, Miss. Uzoma who responded on-behalf of the Okwulehie family thanked the Minister and the entire Management staff of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, for sharing in their grief.

Mrs. Maria Okwulehie until her untimely death was the Principal of Federal Government Girls College, Bwari, Abuja.