BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has sent his sympathy to the leaders and people of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands.
The President also sympathised with the people of Iraq over human and material losses suffered in the wake of the earthquake on the border with Iran.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President Buhari on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said that Buhari addressed the message to President Hassan Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Nigerian leader said that the disasters and fallout were very unfortunate, sad and massive, adding: “thoughts and hearts of Nigerians are with the people of Iran and Iraq at this trying period.”
He prayed that God will console the grieving families and wished the injured speedy recovery.
President Buhari’s sympathy to the two countries on the disasters had earlier been conveyed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, when he addressed the 6th D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation with Member Countries in Abuja on November 14, this year.[myad]