It was with teary eyes on Tuesday as Mrs Omolola Olawunmi, widow of Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi, who died in the Nigerian Air Force plane crash on Sunday, recalled her last conversation with her husband.
Omolola, who spoke when the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, visited the Ado Ekiti residence of the late military personnel, who hailed from Ogotun Ekiti, said she was still waiting for her husband’s call.
She said, “When I got home on Sunday, I called him that ‘dear, we have returned from church,’ he said ‘we are taking off now, I would call you back when we land.’ I am still waiting for that call.”
Olawunmi was among the seven personnel of the Nigerian Air Force that died when the military jet crashed in the Federal Capital Territory.
Fayemi, who consoled the widow, led the prayer for protection for the family of the late Olawunmi.
Fayemi said, “We do not want this, we did not pray for this, it is not our desire, it is not our expectation. If this is your wish Lord, we can only pray that you give your children the courage, the fortitude to bear this unfortunate development.
“We are human, we are flesh, so we are not going to see it the way you see it Lord; we are going to be pained and we are pained.
Recall that we reported that Fayemi paid condolence visit to the widow of one of the personnel of the Nigerian Air Force who died in the Abuja military plane crash.
Governor Fayemi on Tuesday, February 23, met with the wife of the deceased, Mrs Omolola Olawunmi.
The Ekiti state governor shared the photos of himself with the bereaved wife in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter handle just as he prayed for the soul of the deceased.
In reaction, Nigerians wrote:
Oluwole Abosede Olayemi Charity commented: “My condolence to the family most especially the wife and the kids, may the Lord grant the departed peaceful rest”
Clara Adebayo said: “How long are we going to continue losing our able bodied men to unnecessary and avoidable deaths? This is just too much in this nation, we have become a nation of condolences.