President Goodluck Jonathan, accompanied by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola on Monday afternoon, visited the crash site of the Dana Air plane, which went down at the Iju-Ishaga area of Alagbado on Sunday killing all 153 passengers and crew on board.
Fashola, who described the incident as tragic, said the state would be evacuating the residents of the street where the plane went down for their ‘own safety’.
According to the governor the area could have become contaminated following the crash, which is prompting the mandatory evacuation.
On Sunday the President had declared a three-day mourning period following the air disaster, he also cancelled all his official engagements scheduled for Monday and said that the national flag should fly at half mast for the duration of the mourning period.
Jonathan and Fashola were accompanied by the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.
Details to follow…