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Buhari Sympathises With Anambra Government, America’s Joe Biden Over Deaths Of Loved Ones

Tanker Accident in Onitsha
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent sympathy messages to the governor and people of Anambra State over what he called ‘the gruesome incident’ that took place over the weekend, in which 69 people lost their lives when a petrol tanker crashed into a busy bus station in Onitsha, and to the Vice President of America, Joe Biden, who yesterday lost his son, Beau Biden, to cancer.
In the sympathy messages which were conveyed in a statement today by his Senior Special Assistant on media, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari described the incident in Onitsha as a sad and unfortunate loss, made even more unfortunate by the number of families who are currently mourning the loss of their loved ones.
“My deepest sympathies are with you at this most trying time,” President Buhari said even as he also consoled Joe Biden.
“As someone who has lost a child, I understand how painful and almost inconsolable it can be. The government and peoples stand with you at this trying moment for your family.”
Buhari prayed to God to offer comfort to both the governor and people of Anambra, and to Vice President Biden, adding: “I pray that God comforts you.

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The former Nigeria Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar also sympathised with the victims of the tanker tragedy at Upper Iweka, Onitsha.
Atiku prayed for the repose of the souls of the scores of deceased persons, while soliciting God’s protection for Nigerians nationwide.
“May God accept the souls of the departed into blissful eternity and grant the relatives and families of the deceased bearable fortitude to accept the loss.
“I commiserate with the Government and good people of Anambra State in whose abode this huge loss had taken place.”
Meanwhile, Atiku who is also the Turaki Adamawa seized the opportunity to advise motorists and road safety agencies on safe and considerate driving.
He also implored Nigerians to stick together in moments of tragedy to demonstrate their national resilience to overcome tough times, while seeking more government investment in health and safety emergency measures to help forestall or reduce casualty figures in future occurrences. [myad]

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