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Tinubu directs prompt investigation into Kwara boat accident

***Condoles victims families

President Bola Tinubu has expressed sorrow over the Kwara State boat accident, which resulted in the loss of numerous lives.

According to accounts, the boat catastrophe claimed the lives of over 100 wedding guests at Egbu village in the state’s Patigi Local Government Area.

“The news of the horrible boat accident that took the lives of our compatriots in Kwara State greatly saddens me. The tragedy was made worse by the fact that the victims were attendees at a wedding ceremony.

“Please accept my sincere sympathies and sorrow to the families and friends of the unfortunate accident victims. I share the government’s and the residents’ sorrow over the incident in Kwara State.

While urging the Kwara State Government and relevant Federal Government agencies to look into the circumstances surrounding the boat accident, President Tinubu promised that his administration would look into the challenges of inland water transportation in the country to ensure the matter of safety and operational standards are strictly adhered to.

“The Kwara State Government and relevant federal agencies should work together to unravel the immediate and remote causes of this unfortunate accident. Immediate relief and necessary assistance should also be provided to the survivors and families of victims,” the President said.

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