Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has expressed deep shock and sadness at the horrific fuel-laden tanker tragedy at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State that led to the loss of scores of lives and destruction to properties on Sunday.
In a press statement released in Abuja on Monday, 1 June by his media office, Atiku prayed for the repose of the souls of the scores of deceased persons, while soliciting God’s protection for Nigerians nationwide.
“May God accept the souls of the departed into blissful eternity and grant the relatives and families of the deceased bearable fortitude to accept the loss.
“I commiserate with the Government and good people of Anambra State in whose abode this huge loss had taken place,” Atiku said.
Meanwhile, the Turaki Adamawa seized the opportunity to advise motorists and road safety agencies on safe and considerate driving.
He also implored Nigerians to stick together in moments of tragedy to demonstrate their national resilience to overcome tough times, while seeking more government investment in health and safety emergency measures to help forestall or reduce casualty figures in future occurrences.