Kwara Boat mishap: Tinubu calls for immediate relief for survivors, families of victims

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…urges Kwara Gov to unravel the remote cause

Incident claims 103 lives- Police report

By Fowewe Abdullateef

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed sadness over the boat mishap that claimed many lives in Kwara state on Monday

The boat accident, according to the police report, claimed 103 lives, who were wedding guests at Egbu village in the Patigi Local Government Area of the state on Monday, June 12.

Reacting to the catastrophe incident, in a statement by Abiodun Oladunjoye, Director of Information, State House, Tinubu said; “I am deeply saddened by the news of the tragic boat accident that claimed the lives of our people in Kwara State. That the victims were guests at a wedding ceremony made the unfortunate accident more painful.

“My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of victims of the tragic mishap. I also sympathise with the government and people of Kwara State over the accident. May all loved ones find comfort.

“The Kwara State Government and relevant federal agencies should work together to unravel the immediate and remote causes of this unfortunate accident. Immediate relief and necessary assistance should also be provided to the survivors and families of victims.”

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