Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commiserated with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Erdogan via a telephone call over wildfire incident in Turkey.
It was gathered that the wildfire ravaged vast territories, torching houses, farmland, wildlife and humans in several places in the country last week.
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to president Buhari, Garba Shehu in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said the Nigerian leader expressed condolences over attendant losses of lives and property as a result of the incident.
While recalling the fraternal relations between Nigeria and Turkey, President Buhari, in the telephone call, prayed for the quick recovery of the injured.
Buhari in the telephone call assured Erdoğan of Nigeria’s commitment to maintain progress in her bilateral relations with Turkey.
The presidential aide quoted the president as saying: “I wish to express the solidarity of the Government and people of Nigeria with the Government and people of Turkey at this critical trying time.
“I offer the readiness of Nigeria to extend its modest support in any manner that may be required by Turkey.”
President Buhari extolled the heroic response by Turkish emergency teams and the exemplary leadership of President Erdoğan in handling the disaster.