Buhari Commiserates with Turkey, Greece over Earthquake


Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has consoled the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, over the earth quake 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 yesterday said the president also commiserated with families in City of Izmir, Turkey and Greek islands of Samos, Greece, who lost loved ones.

He sympathised 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 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.