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Kogi Tanker Explosion: Buhari Mourns Victims


Reacting to the incidence of the petroleum tanker explosion in Lokoja, Kogi state capital on Wednesday morning President Buhari said has condoled with the Kogi State government and the families of the victims over the tragedy

The President said in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu that;

“I am seriously worried about the frequency of these unfortunate and large scale tragedies in the country which cause needless deaths.”

“these frequent incidents that result in loss of lives and property are a national scandal caused by our indifference to safety standards.” He explained that “many accidents are preventable if proper proactive and precautionary measures are put in place or properly observed as routine policies.”

“ours is a country where we move on whenever tragedies occur instead of taking preventive safety measures to forestall future calamities.”

“refusal to do the right thing can cause potential tragic problems that harm innocent people.”

“Nigeria is not having a shortage of laws and regulations, but our problem is lack of zeal to enforce those laws and regulations for the sake of public safety.”

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