President Bola Tinubu has ordered an in-depth inquiry into the causes of frequent tragic boat accidents across the country, including the latest catastrophes in Mokwa, Niger State, and Gurin, Adamawa State.
Tuesday, President Obama’s spokeswoman, Ajuri Ngelale, released an official statement in which he issued the order.
He also ordered government agencies to work together closely to determine the causes of the incidents, including law enforcement, maritime, and transportation safety authorities.
Many people, especially women and children, perished in recent boating accidents, and Tinubu offered his sympathies to their families as well.
Tinubu praised the quick action of emergency response teams and volunteers in Niger and Adamawa states, with whom he expressed support, for providing prompt aid to those in need.
Those who were hurt in the incidents, he hoped, would recover quickly.
Also, “President Tinubu instructed a comprehensive review of safety measures and a strict enforcement of existing laws on boating activities in the country,” according to the statement.
“He promised the families and communities affected that the government would do everything in its power to ensure that such tragedies would never happen again.”