President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolence to the government and people of Kebbi State over the loss of many lives following the capsizing of a boat conveying farmers.
In a condolence message issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, Buhari expressed sadness over the unfortunate incidence.
The President called for prayers for the quick recovery of the rescued persons undergoing medical examinations and treatment.
He commended the efforts of rescue workers who worked for days searching for the missing persons.
He, however, called on stakeholders to pay more attention to proper regulation of transportation by boats, especially in rural areas.
President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would receive the souls of the departed.