The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, expressed sympathy to the Turkish government for the recent earthquake in that nation.
On behalf of the Federal Government, Umar Farouq paid the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hidayet Bayraktar, a condolence visit on Friday. He described the earthquake and its aftershocks as devastating.
This information can be found in a statement that Mrs. Nneka Anibeze, Farouq’s special assistant on media, released on Friday and made available to journalists in Abuja.
“We received with sadness, the news of the devastating earthquake in your country. On behalf of the Federal Government, we are here to commiserate with you in this trying time,” she said.
“It is an unforseen disaster. We pray that families of the victims of the quake and especially the breeved will find strength to bear the loss. This is very sad and devastating,” she added .
” President Muhammadu Buhari sends his condolences and prayers to you; once again, accept our heartfelt condolences as we pray for the repose of the lives lost in the disaster,” Farouq prayed.
Responding, Bayraktar, appreciated the Government of Nigeria and the Minister for their condolences and prayed for continued peaceful collaboration between the two countries.
The statement stated that those in the minister’s entourage were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, and the Director of Humanitarian Affairs, Alhaji Ali Grema.
Others were the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Ahmed Mustapha Habib and Special Assistant to the President on Humanitarian Affairs, Shehu Sadique (NAN)