President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extended heartfelt commiserations to the governments and people of Turkey and Syria, and those who lost family and friends in the recent devastating earthquake in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.
Recall that more than 2,000 people were killed when an earthquake struck central Turkey and north-west Syria, in one of the most powerful quakes in the area in at least a century, while another powerful tremor hours later threatened to overwhelm rescue efforts.
Reacting, Buhari wished those injured a speedy recovery and assured that the prayers and thoughts of Nigerians are with the many affected by this very bad disaster and its aftershocks.
As a steadfast friend of Syria and Turkey, Nigeria is ready to provide its full support in any way possible, Buhari said.
This was disclosed in a statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina.
Earthquake: Nigeria sympathises with Turkey, Syria – Buhari