Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has commiserated with the Emir of Lafiagi, Saadu Kawu Haliru over the boat mishap in which 19 children were killed.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, described the demise of the victims as unfortunate and a great loss to their immediate family, the emirate and the state at large.
“I deeply sympathise with the Emir, the good people of Lafiagi and the family of the victims”, the governor said.
He urged families of the victims to take solace in the fact that death is an inevitable end of all mortals.
Ahmed prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and give the families and the entire Lafiagi Emirate the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.