Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has commended the efforts of the Niger State Emergency Agency (NSEMA) and other members of the riverine community for their swift response in rescuing victims and recovery of the body of the deceased in the Saturday boat mishap in Zumba, Shiroro local government of the state.
The Governor in a statement described the incident as tragic and unfortunate.
He directed relevant Agencies to take necessary steps to avert a recurrence.
He said, “this is really unfortunate for a large number of people to be involved in such a disaster. However, thanks be to Allah for rescuing almost all of them except for one that died and his body has been recovered.
While commiserating with the family members of the deceased and praying for quick recovery of the injured, the Governor directed relevant Agencies to take necessary steps to avert a recurrence.
Similarly, Bello also commiserated with the people of Kagara in Rafi local government area over a flood disaster that claimed one life and destroyed houses following consistent rains in the community recently.
He then prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and directed NSEMA to provide succour to the affected households.