By Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his sadness at the loss of many lives following the capsizing of a boat carrying farmers in Kebbi state.

Buhari, while sympathizing with the state government and people, also comforted the families who lost their loved ones in the accident, and urged more prayers for the rescued people who are still undergoing medical examinations and treatment.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari praised the efforts of rescuers who worked for days searching for the missing people, while calling on stakeholders to pay more attention to proper regulation. of boat transportation. especially in rural areas.

President Buhari prayed that Almighty God would receive the souls of the departed.

In a related development, President Buhari sympathized with the Othman family, the Nasarawa State government and people, and all those mourning the passing of Alhaji Mohammed Othman, a dedicated public servant and former commissioner in the former Plateau State. .

He said he joins the Keana people in Nasarawa State in mourning Sardauna Keana, who was very passionate about the development of his village, championing grassroots and human capital development.

In a statement by his press aide Garba Shehu, the president said he believes the former secretary of the Local Government Council in Plateau State, former permanent secretary of the Ministries of Agriculture, Security Services and former special adviser on Civil Service Affairs , who has held various public offices in his long and distinguished career, will be remembered for serving the nation with professionalism and dedication.

President Buhari prayed to Almighty God to forgive the shortcomings and grant eternal rest to the soul of the deceased.