President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria shares in the pains and difficulties of 12 children and their coach trapped in a cave for more than two weeks in cave in Thailand.
In a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu today, Monday, the President said: “although Thailand is located thousands of miles away from us, we in Nigeria share the pains and difficulties of these trapped teenagers who face imminent danger to their lives.
”In a globalised world, the bond of our common humanity is getting stronger day by day.
“The way the international community responded with empathy and enthusiasm, is evidence that our common humanity is greater than our differences.
“When we perceive the victims as our own children, we are bound to identify with the trapped kids and be moved to action.”
President Buhari commended the Government of Thailand and international volunteers in the current efforts to rescue the children.
He said that Thailand has inspired other developing nations that, despite limited resources, a people can achieve success through their efforts towards emergency response.
President Buhari is greatly inspired by the response of the Thai government to the crisis; and the dedication and enthusiasm of the rescue teams.