Muhammadu Buhari, a former President of Nigeria, has expressed great sadness over the loss of many lives, numerous injuries, and extensive damage caused by the powerful earthquake that struck central Morocco, The Nation reports.
In a personal letter to King Muhammad VI, the ruler of Morocco, with whom he said he had a good working relationship while in office, the former president said he was really saddened by the disaster and the attendant deaths and destructions.
Buhari’s message was contained in a statement circulated on Monday, September 11, by former senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The ex-president said: “It is with a deep sense of sadness that I write on behalf of my family and myself to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and the people of the Kingdom of Morocco in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck your country on 8th September 2023.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives and destruction of property caused by the earthquake. I stand in solidarity with Your Majesty and the people of Morocco in this difficult time and pray for the swift recovery of those who were affected by this tragedy. May the souls of the departed rest in peace, and May Allah bring peace and solace to those affected.
“While extending, once again, my condolences, please accept, Your Majesty, the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem.”
The letter, sent to the Royal Palace in Rabat Morocco was personally signed by the former President.