Gov. Simon B. Lalong NGF Chairman Mourns Victims Of Ngaski Boat Mishap In Kebbi
Written by Emmanuel Okorie on May 28, 2021
The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has sent a message of condolence to the families of victims of the boat accident at Ngaski LGA of Kebbi State which claimed the lives of many passengers after it capsized in the River.
Governor Lalong in a statement through his Media Aide, Dr Simon Makut Macham and made available to Daily Independent in Jos on Friday said the tragic event was unfortunate and 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 in the unfortunate boat mishap the fortitude to bear the irreparable 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.
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 few days ago,leaving many dead .
The Northern Governors assured their colleagues in Niger and Kebbi States of support and collaboration over the incident.