ABUJA (State House Press Report) –
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep regret over the death that occurred in Anambra State following an industrial gas explosion which happened a few hours before the Christmas celebration.
In a press statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu lately, the President noted that he was greatly shaken and shocked by the loss of human lives in the single industrial accident, saying the scale casts a gloom on the families of the victims who were looking forward to a joyous Christmas celebration.
The President also extended his condolences to the families of the victims, the people and Government of Anambra State over what he described as the unfortunate tragedy on Christmas eve, adding that his heart and prayers go out to the grieving families at that difficult and painful moment.
The statement added that President Buhari further condoled the Lamido of Adamawa, Barkindo Mustapha (Alhaji) over the death of his mother, Adda Gombeji (Hajiya), who passed away at the age of 87. According to the statement, President Buhari earlier placed a call to condole with the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who also lost his mother.
“The President personally made the phone calls to the Lamido of Adamawa and Emefiele to express his sympathy to the Monarch and the CBN Governor over the death of their mothers. President Buhari described a mother as an invaluable component of family life and the pillar and comforter of the children,” the statement reported.
“He prayed to Allah to bless the souls of the deceased and grant the Lamido, Godwin Emefiele and other members of their families the fortitude to overcome the losses.”