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General News of Sunday, 23 May 2021


Plane Crash: Minister of Defence goofs, offers 'heartless felt condolences'

Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi play videoMinister of Defence, Bashir Magashi

• COAS, officers of military plane crash laid to rest

• Minister goofs in speech presentation

• FFK slams Minister for gaffe

Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi goofed during his speech presentation at the funeral of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other officers who died in a military plane crash on Friday, May 21, 2021.

During the ceremony, the Minister offered a 'heartless felt condolence' to the families of the late military officers.

Reacting to the speech, the former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode expressed his disappointment at the minister's gaffe.

FFK described it as a "freudian slip", adding spoke on the absence of the president at the funeral asked how "worse the show will get".

He tweeted;

First our President refuses to attend the COAS' burial even though he was in Abuja. The Minister of Defence was there & instead of talking sense he said he had "come to express" his "HEARTLESS felt condolences". Talking about a Freudian slip!!! How much worse can this show get!