A thorough probe into the tragic trend of fatal boat accidents across the country has been ordered by President Bola Tinubu.
In a statement with regards to the boat accidents that happened in the states of Niger and Adamawa, President Tinubu made the call.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Chief Ajuri Ngelale. The President orders various government organizations, including law enforcement, maritime safety, and transportation safety authorities to work closely together in identifying the primary causes of the unfortunate and avoidable disasters while also expressing solidarity with the governments and people of Niger and Adamawa States.
“President Bola Tinubu extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the recent boat 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.”
President Tinubu reiterated 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.
The President further assured 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.