Tinubu commiserates with Kwara Govt, people over boat mishap

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Abuja, June 14, 2023 – President Bola Tinubu has commiserated with the government and people of Kwara State over the death of more than 100 persons in a boat accident in the state. 

A statement by the Director of Information in the State House, Mr Abiodun Oladunjoye, the President has promised to look into the challenges facing inland waterways transportation in the country.

The boat accident led to the death of many victims some of whom were wedding guests from Egbu village in Patigi Local Government Area of the state. 

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the tragic boat accident that claimed the lives of our people in Kwara State.

“That the victims were guests at a wedding ceremony made the unfortunate accident more painful.  

“My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of victims of the tragic mishap.

“I also sympathise with the government and people of Kwara State over the accident. May all loved ones find comfort.”

Tinubu advised the state government and relevant Federal Government agencies to look into the circumstances surrounding the boat accident.

He promised that his administration would look into the challenges of inland water transportation in the country to ensure the matter of safety and operational standards are strictly adhered to. 

“The Kwara State Government and relevant federal agencies should work together to unravel the immediate and remote causes of this unfortunate accident.

“Immediate relief and necessary assistance should also be provided to the survivors and families of victims,” the President said. (GBN)

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