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Wildfires: Despites crash economy, President Buhari offers to help Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari and President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President Muhammadu Buhari and President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President Muhammadu Buhari has made a telephone call to Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan, offering to help as the European country grapples with ravaging wildfires.

Mr Buhari also expressed his sympathy over the destruction wrought by the wildfires.

The wildfires ravaged vast territories, torching houses, farmland, wildlife, and humans in several places in the country last week.

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In a statement on Sunday, Mr Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu said the president expressed condolences over the loss of lives and property in the wildfires.

While recalling the relations between Nigeria and Turkey, Mr Buhari, in the telephone call, prayed for the quick recovery of the injured.

“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,” Mr Buhari was quoted to have said in the statement.

He added, ”I offer the readiness of Nigeria to extend its modest support in any manner that may be required by Turkey.”

Meanwhile, Mr Buhari has extolled the “heroic” response by Turkish emergency teams and the exemplary leadership of Mr Erdoğan in handling the disaster even though there have been widespread criticisms of the Turkish government’s slow response to tackle the fires.

Mr Buhari assured Mr Erdoğan of Nigeria’s commitment to sustained progress in its bilateral relations with Turkey.

NAN

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