Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Nigeria sends condolences to quake-struck Nepal

28 April 2015, 09:00Augustine Osayande

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.

Also Read: Rescuers battle to reach Nepal quake victims

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

Tags nepal

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...