George Olufade, the daddy of Flt Lt Alfred Olufade, the pilot of the ill-fated plane that killed 11 army officers, together with the Chief of Military Workers, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, mentioned solely prayers may maintain him as George was his solely son.
He additionally decried the state of army plane within the nation and referred to as on the authorities to overtake the planes and targeted on workers welfare.
The late George acquired married three months in the past amid pomp and circumstance.
The grieving father mentioned, “It’s devastating. I simply want prayers for energy. I pray that God ought to maintain us as a result of he was my solely son. He was very clever, beneficiant, extraordinarily humble, and devoted to his obligation. He was a giver and a lover of Christ.
“He was within the seminary earlier than he ultimately acquired into the army faculty.
“He was the one Airforce officer in my state. He was a particular little one. He graduated because the youngest in his set. When he wished to hitch the army, I inspired him from the start to the tip as a result of he had ardour for flying. I inspired him and prayed for him.
“They need to care for their planes. Most of their planes are outdated and never correctly taken care of. They stress their pilots, too. He simply returned from Maiduguri and he needed to fly once more. They should care for their planes earlier than they lose all their good abilities.”
Olufade added, “Every time he was flying, he would inform me and I’d pray for him. However this final one, he didn’t inform me. However God is aware of higher. It has not been my prayer holding him, however God that has been holding him. God gave me Ayodeji and He had taken him; might his soul relaxation in peace. Whether it is from God, glory be to Him. Whether it is from man, God will choose.”