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President Buhari commiserates with Niger president over death of 25 school children

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, attributed growing social unrest to inequalities and unfair policies that exclude the majority from opportunities for participation, calling on world leaders and global investors to prioritise inclusive and humane policies.

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with his Niger Republic counterpart, Mohammed Bazoum, over the death of 25 school children (aged five and six years) during a classroom fire outbreak in the Maradi region of the country.

The president in a statement issued on Wednesday by his special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said he is deeply touched by the tragedy that took the lives of the school children.

“I’m greatly shocked and deeply touched by this tragedy that took the lives of these school children.

“The death of these children in these circumstances is particularly moving. My heart and prayers go out to the government and the people of Niger Republic as well as the grieving parents of these innocent children,” President Buhari said.

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