Buhari expresses shock over tragic death of football fans in Calabar
By News Express on 21/04/2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday afternoon expressed shock and sadness over the tragic death of over 30 Nigerians who were electrocuted at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, on Thursday night.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), said in a statement issued in Abuja: “The President commiserates with the government and people of Cross River State, and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident.
“President Buhari commends the State Government for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident, and its offer of assistance to the victims and their families.
“The President offers his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the mostly young victims, whose sudden demise is a big blow not only to their families, but also to the football-loving nation.
“He prays that God Almighty will grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourn their irreparable loss.”
The Cross River Government had earlier in the day said that it would foot the medical bills of hospitalised victims of the accident.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Ivara Esu, announced the gesture when he visited some of the victims at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).
The tragedy occurred at about 9:30 p.m. while the fans were watching a Europa Championship match between Manchester United and Anderlecth of Belgium, at a private viewing centre located at the Nyagasang area of Atimbo in Calabar Municipal Council Area. The electrocution was caused by fallen electricity poll.
Source News Express
Posted 21/04/2017 11:22:30 AM
Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats
In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!
Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life.
It is worth doing!
You may also like...
How Wike, others foiled alleged plot to stop...
Tony Momoh writes book on Nigeria, predicts country’s...
Anambra 2014: Why I resigned as Ngige’s Campaign...
Nasarawa Governor sacks all LG chairmen
Rivers APC hails Buhari over Niger Delta peace...
Onaiyekan, a potential Pope
Group condemns killing of Igbo farmers by Fulani...
Dimgba Igwe: We’ve been robbed of a very...
Police IG risks jail term for contempt of...
Journalists allege bias, reject judge
CAN condoles Keshi’s family over soccer legend’s sudden...
NCC fine-tunes legal framework to intercept communications