President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the households of victims of latest boat mishaps on inland waterways in Benue and Lagos States.
Describing their deaths as “unhappy and unlucky,” the President additionally condoled with the governments and folks of each States.
An announcement by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated that President Buhari, whereas calling on state authorities and surrounding communities to step up rescue efforts of passengers nonetheless lacking, urged would-be passengers of water transportation to stick strictly to security rules outlined by nationwide and state authorities as a way to stop avoidable accidents and lack of lives and property.
In response to the President, “Such a name has turn into crucial in view of prevailing COVID-19 pointers in opposition to overcrowding and night time travels.”
He prayed that God will consolation the bereaved households and grant relaxation to the souls of the departed.
Recall LASEMA boss disclosed that 14 individuals have been rescued after the boat incident occurred round eight p.m. on July 3, having departed Ebute-Ero enroute Ikorodu in violation of night-time restrictions.
Additionally, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state had on Sunday sympathized with households of the 23 victims particularly the ECAN church.