November 30, 2023

President Tinubu sympathises with Canadian govt.,victims as two feared dead in embassy fire

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sympathised with the Canadian government, the diplomatic community, and all persons affected by a fire incident that occurred on Monday at the Canadian High Commission in Abuja.

The Nigerian leader said this in a statement released by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale.

The President assures the Canadian authorities of the full support of the Nigerian government in the aid of diplomatic and local staff of the High Commission who were particularly affected by the incident.

He prays for the repose of the departed souls and wishes all injured persons a rapid and full recovery.

Recall that a section of the Canada High Commission building in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, went on fire earlier on Monday.

The cause of the fire is unclear, but it was learnt that it started as a result of an explosion at the commission’s power-generating plant.

Two people were feared dead in the inferno.

The Canadian High Commission is located at diplomatic drive in the central business district (CBD) of the federal capital territory (FCT).

The building is not far from the Federal Ministry of Defence, popularly known as Ship House, and the high commissions of Ghana, UK, and the US

 

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