President Tinubu orders probe into fatal boat mishaps in Nigeria


President Bola Tinubu has ordered an investigation into recurring boat accidents in the country.

The president gave the order to maritime safety authorities following two recent boat accidents in Adamawa and Niger states that claimed many lives.

President Tinubu made the call in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Chief Ajuri Ngelale on the boat accidents which occurred in Niger and Adamawa states.

While expressing solidarity with the governments and people of Niger and Adamawa States, The President directs various government agencies, including law enforcement, maritime safety and transportation safety authorities to collaborate closely in identifying the root causes of the unfortunate and preventable disasters.

“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.

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