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The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Monday suspended his political activity in Lafia to visit the victims of the gas explosion which claimed lives and properties worth millions.
Senator Bukola Saraki who was in the state in furtherance to his consultations to pick the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) presidential ticket for the 2019 presidential election also condoled with the government and people of Nasarawa state.
The presidential aspirant cut short his visit and went to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia where the victims of the fire incident were taken to for treatment before they were eventually transferred to the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, and national hospital, Abuja.
He said it is rather unfortunate that the country is losing people who can add value to the development of the country and expressed sadness that some of them they are no more.
The Senate president, however, stated that as a government and a concerned citizen, “We will ensure the security of lives and property through the provision of basic infrastructure and amenities that can forestall incidences as ugly as the one we have just witnessed”.
“I want to stress here that there is no amount of politics that should undermine the lives of fellow Nigerians,” he said.
While addressing a large crowed of PDP supporters at the party secretariat, the senate president said it is time for the north central to also occupy the presidency of the country having supported other zones in the past.
He said, the reason for his seeking to be elected as the president of the country was the failure of President Buhari to address the security and poverty challenges Nigerians are going through.
He said that as a man who is from the north central, he is solidly behind the development of the region and the country at large.