President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening, called President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt on the telephone to commiserate with him and the people of Egypt on yesterday’s EgyptAir crash which claimed about 66 lives.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the President’s media aide, Garba Shehu.
Condoling the Egyptian leader on the loss of 66 lives in the crash, President Buhari assured President Al-Sisi and the people of Egypt of the sympathy of all Nigerians as they mourn the passengers and crew of EgyptAir MS804.
The statement read in part:
President Buhari told President Al-Sisi that the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians are with the families and friends of bereaved Egyptians and other nationals who are in sorrow as a result of the tragic air crash.
The President prayed that God Almighty will comfort all those who lost relatives and friends in the crash and grant eternal rest to the souls of those who died.
President Al-Sisi thanked President Buhari for his condolence and sympathy.