- Buhari condoles with the French and Christians over the fire incident which occurred in the 850-year-old structure.
- A major fire erupted at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condoles with President Emmanuel Macron of France and all citizens over the tragic fire incident that gutted parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The President in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity extends his sympathy to Christians in Nigeria and all over the world following the partial destruction of the historical Cathedral, which houses deferent valuable items held dear by worshipers.
“President Buhari and Nigerians joined the world in shock and disbelief as the highly revered and historical church building went up in flames on Monday, praying that the Almighty God will provide resources and capacity for full restoration.
“As one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, a central place of worship for Christians and symbol of France, the President urges joint faith in prayers for the country and its citizens,” he pointed.
The cathedral which is 850 years old was in the news when massive blaze devastated large parts of the church.
According to reports, the fire is now out, but the cathedral’s iconic spire fell during the hours it took to battle the blaze.
President Macron in an address to the nation had promised Parisians that they will “rebuild this cathedral together.”
Several donations had followed from a different organization for the repair of the affected part of the historical monument.
Although, the emergency services were surveying the movement of the structures and extinguishing smouldering residues after the fire had been put out the next of the repair is the phase for the experts, who will plan how to fortify what is left of the building.
Cause of the fire remained unknown so far.