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Building collapse: Tinubu sympathises with Kano residents

By Oluwatosin Odusanya
03 September 2022   |   2:39 am
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commiserated with Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the entire people of the state over the lives

Collapsed GSM market, Beirut road, Kano metropolis … PHOTO: ADEWALE MURITALA

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commiserated with Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the entire people of the state over the lives lost when a three-storey building collapsed at Kanti Kwari Market in the state. 

 
Tinubu in a personal letter he wrote to Ganduje dated August 31, 2022, expressed deepest sadness and sympathy over the unfortunate incident. He also wished the injured quick recovery. 

The letter read in part: “The collapse of the three-storey building under construction is disheartening. Those who lost their lives in that incident did not deserve to die in that manner.

KANO, NIGERIA РAUGUST 31: People conduct search and rescue operation at the site after a three-story building collapsed in northern Nigeria’s commercial city of Kano on August 31, 2022. At least two people were killed and eight injured, an official with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday. Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu / Anadolu Agency (Photo by Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP)


“While praying that Almighty Allah grants repose of their souls, I commiserate with their families and relations. I urge them to take heart and accept the occurrence as the will of Allah.

“I also sympathise with those injured and wish them a speedy recovery. I enjoin the government to continue ensuring that the injured are properly catered for. Rescue efforts should be intensified until all those trapped in the collapsed building are rescued.

“May I also use this medium to console the Chairman and management of the market, and indeed the traders over the accident and untold loss suffered.

“While urging the government to immediately investigate the circumstances that led to the building collapse to prevent a recurrence of such in future, I hope and pray that this sad incident does not occur again.”

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