#DanaCrash: We must not forget, say organisers of memorial service

by Stanley Azuakola

With the pace at which the talking points in Nigeria change as new developments occur in the polity, it takes less than a week for Nigerians to move on and forget about issues that used to mean the world to them.

On June 3 this year, a plane conveying 153 passengers from Abuja to Lagos crashed at Iju-Ishaga, a Lagos suburb, killing all on board and some on the ground. However, with the way all the attention is now fixed on Farouk Lawan and Femi Otedola,people have begun to forget that tragedy. A group of concerned Nigerians are crying out against this, saying “we must not forget.”

The group is organising a collective multi-faith candle light memorial service in honour of the Nigerians who lost their lives in that crash.

The service would feature songs, poetry and readings to mark the loss of those precious Nigerians who died in the crash and many others who’ve died this year as a result of one form of tragedy or another.

The group is calling on people who lost loved ones this year to send the names and pictures of the dead to [email protected] for inclusion in the picture memorial during the service.

The event holds at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island (under Falomo Bridge) by 2pm.

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