Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
President Muhmmadu Buhari has described the dual boat mishaps in Lagos and Benue states over the weekend as unhappy and unlucky.
The President, in an announcement issued by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, nonetheless charged water transportation travellers to take security rules severely.
Two boat mishaps in Lagos and Benue states claimed an mixture of 28 lives over the weekend.
President Buhari, nonetheless commiserated with the households of the victims, in addition to governments and other people of each states, tasking state governments and residents of the encompassing communities across the spots of the accidents to accentuate seek for victims nonetheless lacking.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the households of victims of current boat mishaps on inland water methods in Benue and Lagos States.
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“Describing their deaths as ‘unhappy and unlucky’, the President additionally condoled with the governments and other people of each States.
“President Buhari, whereas calling on state authorities and surrounding communities to step up rescue efforts of passengers nonetheless lacking, referred to as on would-be passengers of water transportation to stick strictly to security rules outlined by nationwide and state authorities in an effort to forestall avoidable accidents and lack of lives and property.
In accordance with the President, “such a name has develop into crucial in view of prevailing COVID-19 tips towards overcrowding and night time travels”.
He prayed that God will consolation the bereaved households and grant relaxation to the souls of the departed.