Dalung Condoles Cross River State Govt Over Football Fans’ Death
The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has sympathized with the government and people of Cross River state over the death of dozens of youths who were electrocuted while watching a football game at a viewing center in Calabar.
About 30 youths reportedly lost their lives Thursday night during a UEFA Europa league quarter final game between Manchester United and Anderlecht after a high tension electricity cable snapped and fell on them.
Barrister Dalung described the incident as horrific and a sad period for the state and football loving Nigerians.
” It is quite unfortunate that such a gory incident took place where youths usually gather to watch football. We all know the unifying strength of sports especially football irrespective of who is playing the game.
“We in the Ministry of Youth and Sports commiserate with the government of Cross River state , especially the families of the dead on this colossal loss of young people. We pray that we never witness such occurrence again and for the repose of the souls of the dead. May God almighty console you at this time of grief,” Dalung said.
NNEKA IKEM ANIBEZE
This post was syndicated from Nigerian News from Leadership News. Click here to read the full text on the original website.
Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Click here to ask
Follow us on twitter @NigeriaTodayNG
Also, Like us on facebook