Plane crash: Buhari declares work-free day for Armed forces

Plane crash: Buhari declares work-free day for Armed forces


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Monday as a public holiday for Nigerian Armed Forces to honour the military personnel who died in a plane crash on Friday.

The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha disclosed this in a statement on Sunday night.

He also ordered that the national flag should fly at half-mast in all public buildings, facilities and all official residences to honour the personnel.

The directive will take place between Monday to Wednesday this week.

President Buhari had spoke to Mrs. Fati Attahiru, wife of the late Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim, over the phone,

He assured her that his Government will not abandon the families of 11 persons who lost their lives in the ill-fated aircraft as they begin the journey of uncertain future.

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