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Governor Fintiri Mourns Victims Of Capsized Boat in Adamawa community

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Governor Fintiri Mourns Victims Of Capsized Boat in Adamawa community

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Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has commiserated with the families of victims of the River Njuwa boat mishap which occurred on Friday.

Governor Fintiri described as unfortunate and a big loss to the State. He said “These were petty traders in search of livelihood whose lives were cut short.”
Government has confirmed the rescue of 8 persons while rescue operations is still ongoing. There were 23 persons on-boat the il fated canoe.

“I have directed my Deputy to visit and assess the situation for prompt assistance to the families of the affected persons.”

Fintiri in a statement signed by Humwashi Wonosikou, his Chief Press Secretary said the passenger boat was said to be travelling from Rugange village to Yola town when the incident occurred at about 11 am after encountering a violent storm.

“I am out of the State attending a crucial meeting of the North East Governors forum in Maiduguri, but my heart is with the families of the affected and the entire State during this period of mourning and pray Allah grant us the fortitude to bear the loss.”

While commiserating with the families of the deceased, Governor Fintiri has assured that the State Government would not relent in coming up with policies and programmes aimed at ensuring safety on the waterways.