President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the loss of lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, arising from the collapse of high tension cable on a house roof Thursday night.
The President who was saddened to learn of the tragic event commiserated with the government, people of state, and football fans nationwide.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari “commends the State Government for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident, and its offer of assistance to the victims and their families.”
The President also offered “his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the mostly young victims, whose sudden demise is a big blow not only to their families, but also to the football-loving nation.”
He prayed God Almighty to grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourn their irreparable loss.