…charges motorists to be safety conscious
Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu, Thursday visited the scene of the fatal accident involving a truck and multiple vehicles, along the Abuja-Okpella Road in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Fifteen persons reportedly died in the accident which occurred along the road, leading to the Okpella Market on Monday morning.
The Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Council, Mrs. Benedicta Attoh, accompanied the Deputy Governor during the on-the-spot assessment of the scene.
Some of the victims who were hospitalized are responding to treatment.
Mrs Alimotu Momoh and David Samuel, amongst others, were said to be in the market vicinity when the speeding truck crushed them.
Shaibu sympathized with the families of the victims while describing the accident as regrettable. He assured them of his support and the State Government’s intervention in ensuring the restoration of light in the area.
According to Shaibu, “This incident is regrettable. We must take safety measures to avoid future occurrences. I can assure you that my elder brother and Governor will act fast”.
“We are going to do the needful and prevent a repeat of the sad incident in the future”.
”This is also a clarion call on truck drivers to be safety conscious whenever they need to drive to busy places like Okpella”.
“The safety of the people is paramount and we will do all that is required to ensure we put a stop to this kind of accident”, Shaibu added.
He however asked the security personnel in the area to be watchful to avoid a repeat of such incident.