President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to take necessary action to ensure the security and well-being of all Nigerian pilgrims in the holy land.
The directive followed the deadly crane collapse within the precinct of Mecca on Friday.
The president equally commiserated with his Majesty, King Salman, the people of Saudi Arabia and the worldwide Islamic community over the tragic loss of lives.
President Buhari also urged all Nigerians to pray for the continued safety of their compatriots who are currently in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj.
He prayed that Almighty Allah will receive the souls of those killed in the incident and grant the injured speedy recovery.