Chairman North-Central Governors’ Forum condoles Kogi state Govt. over loss of lives in Lokoja petrol tanker fire


Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State, and Chairman North Central Governors’ Forum, has condoled with the government and people of Kogi state over the loss of many lives including primary school pupils as a result of an explosion of a petrol tanker in Lokoja yesterday.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, Governor Sani Bello, described the incident as unfortunate, colossal and heart-breaking given the that innocent children whose lives would have been beneficial to the general society have been untimely terminated.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello

” It is heart breaking that these young and vibrant youths, including innocent children whose destinies would have improved the lots of our nation in future have been forcefully exited from life. The painful way to which they left the world is very disheartening.”

The Chairman North-Central Governors’ Forum prayed God to have mercy on the souls of the departed and give the state, immediate families and friends the fortitude to bear the colossal loss.

Recall that over 20 lives was burnt to death including primary school pupils, and Kogi state Polytechnic students when a petrol tanker exploded at Felele area in Lokoja traffic gridlock.

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