Buhari Condoles with Turkey, Greece over Earthquake

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Muhammadu Buhari

By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, over the earthquake that struck both countries, leaving many casualties.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, in a statement issued Sunday, said the president commiserated with the families in the city of Izmir, Turkey and Greek islands of Samos, who lost loved ones, sympathizing with the government and people of the two countries as they make efforts to save lives, while recovering from the shock of the earthquake.

The president said: “The government and people of Nigeria stand in solidarity with Turkey and Greece in this trying period as they deal with the unmitigated fallouts of a natural disaster.’’

Buhari also prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and quick recovery for the injured.