President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the loss of life of 23 Nigerians within the Kogi State tanker explosion on Wednesday.
DAILY POST reported that the accident which occurred alongside Felele – Nataco axis of Abuja – Lokoja highway concerned 5 vehicles, one tanker, three tricycles and two bikes.
Some Kogi State Polytechnic college students and first faculty pupils had been burned within the mishap.
Reacting, Buhari in a press release by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu mentioned that the loss of life of 23 individuals “represents one other disturbing and saddening incident within the litany of tragedies which have befallen our nation.”
He mentioned, “I’m significantly anxious in regards to the frequency of those unlucky and huge scale tragedies within the nation which trigger pointless deaths.”
“These frequent incidents that end in lack of lives and property are a nationwide scandal brought on by our indifference to security requirements.”
He defined that many accidents are preventable if correct proactive and precautionary measures are put in place or correctly noticed as routine insurance policies.”
Buhari regretted that Nigeria is a rustic that strikes on at any time when tragedies happen as an alternative of taking preventive security measures to forestall future calamities.”
He, due to this fact, known as on the county’s transport authorities, visitors and highway administration businesses in addition to legislation enforcement officers to sit down up and implement security requirements with extra seriousness, including that “refusal to do the appropriate factor could cause potential tragic issues that hurt harmless individuals.”
“Nigeria shouldn’t be having a scarcity of legal guidelines and laws, however our drawback is lack of zeal to implement these legal guidelines and laws for the sake of public security.”
He additionally condoled with Kogi State authorities and the households of the victims of the tragedy.