Buhari expresses shock and saddness over Calabar viewing Centre tragedy
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and saddness over the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, Thursday night.
The President in a statement issued by his Senior Media Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu commiserates with the government and people of Cross River State, and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident.
President Buhari commends the State Government for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident, and its offer of assistance to the victims and their families.
According to the statement, “The President offers his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the mostly young victims, whose sudden demise is a big blow not only to their families, but also to the football-loving nation.
“He prays that God Almighty will grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourn their irreparable loss”