Senate President mourns victims of Lokoja gasoline tanker explosion

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has condoled with the households of victims of the Sept. 23, gasoline tanker explosion on the federal freeway in Lokoja.

DAILY POST reported that the accident which occurred alongside the Felele Nataco axis of Abuja – Lokoja street concerned 5 vehicles, one tanker, three tricycles and two bikes.

Some Kogi State Polytechnic college students and Major College pupils have been burned to dying within the mishap.

Reacting, Lawan, in an announcement by his Particular Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, on Thursday expressed grief over the ugly accident by which greater than a rating of individuals, together with faculty youngsters, reportedly misplaced their lives and property destroyed.

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“It’s unhappy and completely unacceptable that such tragedy retains recurring on our roads regardless of the ample street security laws and enforcement personnel.

“We mourn those that sadly misplaced their lives and pray for the speedy restoration of those that are injured.

“The incident underscores the necessity for fixed assessment of our street security technique and mechanism with a view to creating them simpler in stopping carnage on our roads.

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“Considerably bettering street security in Nigeria is an pressing problem for the related authorities and different stakeholders in our transport sector.

“We’ve got to carry an finish to the rampant carnage on our roads,’’ he mentioned.

He additionally condoled with the federal government and other people of Kogi over the tragic incident.

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