President Muhammadu Buhari has sent messages of solidarity to the people and governments of the Republic of Turkey and the Hellenic Republic (Greece) over the earthquake that struck both countries.
The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said Nigeria stands with both countries in their dark hours.
“President Muhammadu Buhari offers deep condolences to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, over the earth quake that struck both countries, leaving many casualties.
“President Buhari commiserates with families in City of Izmir, Turkey and Greek islands of Samos, Greece, who lost loved ones, sympathizing with the government and people of the two countries as they make efforts to save lives, while recovering from the shock of the earthquake”, the statement said.
The statement added: “The government and people of Nigeria stand in solidarity with Turkey and Greece in this trying period as they deal with the unmitigated fallouts of a natural disaster.’’
President Buhari prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and quick recovery for the injured.