Notre Dame fire: Buhari condoles with France, Christendom

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled 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 world-famous Cathedral whose construction was completed in 1435 went up in flames on Monday suffering substantial damage.

The incident has since drawn the sympathy of world leaders and other people across the globe.

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According to a statement issued Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), in Abuja on Tuesday, the President extended 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.”

It said that 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.”

The statement added that as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, a central place of worship for Christians and symbol of France, the President urged joint faith in prayers for the country and its citizens.

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