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Northern Governors mourn victims of Ngaski boat mishap in Kebbi State



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Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State Barr. Simon Bako Lalong has condoled with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate boat accident which claimed the lives of many passengers after it capsized in Ngaski Local Government of the State of Kebbi State.

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Lalong in condolence statement signed and issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs Dr. Makut Simon Macham said the tragic event is deeply distressing as it happened when the victims were going about their daily activities to earn a living.

While praying God to grant the families of those affected by the unfortunate boat mishap the fortitude to bear the loss, Lalong urged relevant authorities to step up supervision and more vigorous monitoring of inland water transportation in the country so as to ensure that such incident does not occur again.

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It would be recalled that the boat, conveying passengers from Loko in Niger State to a market in Kebbi State, capsized in the Niger River.

The Northern Governors assure their colleagues in Niger and Kebbi States of support and collaboration over the incident.


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