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 a press release issued by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, nevertheless charged water transportation travellers to take security laws severely.
Two boat mishaps in Lagos and Benue states claimed an combination of 28 lives over the weekend.
President Buhari, nevertheless commiserated with the households of the victims, in addition to governments and folks 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 latest 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 folks 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 laws outlined by nationwide and state authorities to be able to forestall avoidable accidents and lack of lives and property.
In accordance with the President, “such a name has grow to be crucial in view of prevailing COVID-19 pointers towards overcrowding and night time travels”.
He prayed that God will consolation the bereaved households and grant relaxation to the souls of the departed.