Buhari calls Erdogan, expresses sympathy


President Muhammadu Buhari made a phone call to his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan to express the condolences of the Nigerian government and people over the wildlife incident in Turkey.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the wildfire devastated vast areas, setting fire to homes, farmland, wildlife and people in several locations across the country last week.

The president’s special senior assistant for media and outreach Garba Shehu said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday that the Nigerian leader had expressed condolences over the loss of life and property caused as a result of the incident.

While recalling the fraternal relations between Nigeria and Turkey, President Buhari prayed during the phone call for the injured to recover quickly.

The President’s Advisor quoted the President as saying, “I want to express the solidarity of the Government and people of Nigeria with the Government and people of Turkey at this critical time.

“I offer Nigeria a readiness to expand its modest support in any way Turkey requires.”

President Buhari praised the heroic response of the Turkish emergency teams and the exemplary leadership of President Erdoğan in dealing with the disaster.

He assured Mr. Erdoğan of Nigeria’s commitment to sustainable progress in its bilateral relations with Turkey. (NAN)

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