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Kebbi Boat Mishap: Badaru donates N25m to bereaved families, survivors

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Kebbi Boat Mishap: Badaru donates N25m to bereaved families, survivors

By Auwal Ilyasu, Birnin Kebbi

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has donated N25 million to the victim’s families and survivors of the boat mishap in Kebbi State.

Badaru announced the donation during a condolence visit to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi. According to him: “This is indeed a very sad moment to all us after losing such a large number of people.

“But, as faithful Muslims, we know whatever Allah destines, must happen. We can do nothing, but to pray for the repose of the souls of the departed, as well as for the speedy recovery of the injured ones.

“And we know those inflicted with this type tragedy, in water, Aljannat Firdaus will be their last abode,” Badaru prayed.

The Governor also prayed that the Almighty Allah to prevent the recurrence of the tragedy and extended the heartfelt condolences of the people and Government of Jigawa State, to the people and Government of Kebbi State.

Responding, Bagudu lauded Badaru for the invaluable gesture and noted that, the Jigawa Governor was from time to time receiving briefings on the mishap, even though he was out of the country when the tragedy struck.

Bagudu said: “He has extended numerous condolences. This shows how much he is part of Kebbi and how much I am part of Jigawa. Badaru has tremendous wealth of experience as one of the oldest shippers and he will support us in the bid to find plausible solutions in this direction”.

The Kebbi State Governor also assured that this will be in the area of modernizing the water transportation in the state. He added saying: “He has many seagoing vessels. Kebbi State Government had bought some boats, but they are smaller and they need to conform to extant international standards”.

Bagudu in the end thanked all those who have physically visited or called to condole and sympathize with people of the state particularly the families of the deceased over the incident.

He thanked the President, his colleagues, the governors, traditional and religious leaders and many others who expressed their concern over the boat tragedy in Warrah.

He also commeneded governor Badaru for his effort in ensuring that Nigeria remains one indivisible and peaceful country.

Kebbi Boat Mishap: Badaru donates N25m to bereaved families, survivors

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