By Egena Sunday Ode
President Bola Tinubu has extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the recent boat mishaps in Mokwa and Furore LGAs of Niger and Adamawa respectively, which tragically claimed many lives, including children.
While expressing solidarity with the governments and people of Niger and Adamawa States as they swiftly mobilized emergency response teams and volunteers to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the incidents, the President wishesd speedy recovery to those who were injured, according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale on Tuesday.
Furthermore, President Tinubu demanded a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the recurring tragedy of fatal boat incidents across the nation, the statement said.
The President, the statement noted, directed various government agencies, including law enforcement, maritime safety and transportation safety authorities to collaborate closely in identifying the root causes of these unfortunate and preventable disasters.
President Tinubu underscored his commitment to holding government agencies accountable for any regulatory or safety lapses and further instructs a comprehensive review of safety measures and a strict enforcement of existing laws on boating activities in the country, according to the statement.
The President assured the affected families and communities of government’s continued support and his commitment to the prevention of such tragic incidents from occurring in the future, the statement added.