By Tognaan Dada Bawa in Jos
Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong has on behalf of his colleagues sent condolences to 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.
Governor Lalong in a statement by Dr Makut Simon Macham
Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor and Chairman of the Forum in Jos, 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.
The boat, conveying passengers from Loko in Niger State to a market in Kebbi State, capsized in the Niger River
The Northern Governors assured their colleagues in Niger and Kebbi States of support and collaboration over the incident.