President Bola has ordered a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the recurring tragedy of fatal boat incidents across the country.
This follows recent boat mishaps in Mokwa LGA of Niger State and Gurin village in Fufore LGA of Adamawa State, which tragically claimed many lives, including several children.
The President in statement made available by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale condoles with the families of victims who lost their lives. While expressing solidarity with the governments and people of Niger and Adamawa States as they mobilised emergency response teams and volunteers to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the incidents, the President wishes a most speedy recovery to those who were injured.
President Tinubu has promised that government agencies will be held accountable for any regulatory or safety lapses that led to accidents on the country’s waterways. He has 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.
He has also ordered comprehensive review of safety measures and a strict enforcement of existing laws on boating activities in the country.
(Editor: Terverr Tyav)