President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the loss of lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, capital of Cross River sate.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President commiserated with the victims’ families and football community.
Also, Buhari commended the state government acting promptly by setting up a commission of inquiry to probe the incident and offer of assistance to bereaved families.
“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”, the statement read in part.
- Bola Kougbe