President Bola Tinubu has demanded a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the recurring tragedy of fatal boat incidents across the nation.
This is according to a statement issued on Tuesday by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity).
The demand followed the latest mishaps in Mokwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State and Gurin village, in Fufore LGA of Adamawa State, which tragically claimed many lives, including several children.
While extending his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the recent boat mishaps, the President also 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 instructed a comprehensive review of safety measures and strict enforcement of existing laws on boating activities in the country.
Tinubu expressed solidarity with the governments and people of the two states as they mobilized emergency response teams and volunteers to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the incidents.
The statement added that the President wished a most speedy recovery to those who were injured.
President Tinubu assures the affected families and communities of the government’s continued support and his commitment to the prevention of such tragic incidents from occurring in the future.
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