Tinubu directs probe into Niger, Adamawa Boat mishaps


By Mathew Dadiya

President Bola Tinubu has extended 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.

While expressing solidarity with the governments and people of Niger and Adamawa States as they swiftly mobilized emergency response teams and volunteers to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the incidents, the President wished a most speedy recovery to those who were injured.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, he demanded a thorough investigation into the recurring tragedy of fatal boat incidents across the nation.

The President 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.

Tinubu underscored 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 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.