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Why Payment Of Compensation To Families Of Dana Crash Victims Is Slow – Oduah

The Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, yesterday stated that legal struggle resulting from dispute amongst  relatives of the  victims of the Dana Airline crash killing about 153 persons on board the aircraft, have been responsible for the slow payments of claims and compensation to relatives of the victims.

The minister, however, said in the last one year, the ministry had worked closely with Dana Airline, the relevant insurance companies and the Lagos State Government to ensure the processing and payment of claims and compensation to families of victims of the crash.

“Specifically, on our request, Lagos State Government, granted waivers on the mandatory requirements for the processing of claims, so as to lighten the burden of the bereaved family members,” she said.

She said: “Our hearts continue to go out to the families of the victims that perished in that tragic accidents. I wish to assure you that we shall not rest until every claim is verified and all the victims’ families are fully compensated in accordance with existing law and regulations,” she said.

While government was still awaiting the final report of the investigation into the crash from the department of Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIPB), the minister said the ministry had been working round the clock since the incident to ensure that such sad event never happens again in the country’s airspace.

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