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Buhari calls Turkish counterpart, expresses sympathy over wildfire

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reached out to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyep Erdogan to convey the sympathies of the government and people of Nigeria as wildfires ravage vast territories, torching houses, farmland, wildlife, and humans in several places in the country.

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President Buhari in a telephone call to the Turkish President recalled the fraternal relations between Nigeria and Turkey while expressing condolences over attendant losses of lives and property.

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The President in a statement issued by his senior special assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu prayed for the quick recovery of the injured.

He said “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 also extolled the heroic response by Turkish emergency teams and the exemplary leadership of President Erdoğan in handling the disaster and assured the President of Nigeria’s commitment to sustained progress in her bilateral relations with Turkey.