Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has extended condolences to the government and people of Nepal over the loss of lives in the devastating earthquake that struck the country.
Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, conveyed the message.
According to Abati, President Jonathan noted that the tragedy had caused deep sorrow, not just for the Nepalese but all humanity.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan extends sincere condolences to the government and people of Nepal over the loss of thousands of lives in the devastating earthquake that has occurred in the country,” Abati said.
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Abati added that the President assured the government and people of Nepal of the deepest sympathy and solidarity of the people of Nigeria as they mourned those who lost their lives to the earthquake.
He spoke as the South Asian country began the onerous task of rehabilitating survivors and rebuilding affected parts of their country.
“President Jonathan also assures the Nepalese government of Nigeria’s preparedness to join other sympathetic nations in assisting the people of Nepal to overcome the damage and destruction caused by the earthquake,” Abati said.
The death toll has been put at 4 000.
- CAJ News