Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, mourns victims of boat mishap at Zhigiri village in Shiroro Local Government.

Written by on December 30, 2021

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has mourned the victims of a boat mishap at Zhigiri village in Shiroro Local Government of the state.

No fewer than seven persons lost their lives on Sunday when the villagers were heading to Dnaweto – a neighboring village in the hinterland for a naming ceremony.

He commiserated with the families of the victims and prayed to God to forgive their shortcomings and grant them eternal rest.

The governor observed that the construction of the Zungeru Dam has forced the residents of the affected communities to adopt water transportation.

He, therefore, called on the Hydro Power Producing Area Development Commission (HYPPADEC) to as a matter of urgency, provide safety kits such as life jackets, and sensitise members of affected communities on water transportation.

The governor equally gave an assurance that the state government would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that all necessary measures were put in place to prevent a reoccurrence of the incident.

Seun Fakorede


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