• Thursday, December 07, 2023
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Compensation: Ministry orders Dana to pay per passenger, not per family


Following claims and counter claims that have trailed compensation to families of victims of the Dana crash of June 3, 2012, the Ministry of Aviation on Tuesday mandated the management of Dana to pay the compensation on each victim of the crash and not per family in accordance with local and international civil aviation regulations.

Joe Obi, special assistant on media to Stella Oduah, aviation minister, alleged that the ministry had come across some claims that the airline was paying the compensation per family, adding that compensation for air crash victims is per passenger, not per family.

“Recently, we have come across disturbing reports in the media quoting some family members of the victims of the Dana air crash of June 3rd, 2012 to the effect that the airline is reluctant or unwilling to pay mandatory compensation to legitimate victims’ families per passenger.