Press statement from the president below…
President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the families, relations and friends of the Nigerian victims of the crane accident in Mecca on Friday which claimed so many lives.
President Buhari similarly commiserates with the Governments and people of Kaduna, Katsina and Gombe States from where pilgrims who lost their lives hailed.
The President urges all Nigerians to join him in praying for the quick and full recovery of their compatriots who were injured in the unfortunate incident.
He also prays that Almighty Allah will accept the souls of the departed Nigerians who died a glorious death in the service of God.