Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris have commiserated with the families of the victims of the road accident, which claimed about 26 lives at the weekend on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Saraki, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the tragic loss of lives on the highway has become almost a daily occurrence, hence, there is need for immediate action to get the private sector involved in the funding and management of the road.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives in the road mishap and urged Allah to grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss while also wishing those who sustained injury speedy recovery.
The Senate president stated that the accident was another indication that there was need for urgent intervention to quickly complete the reconstruction work on the road while also ensuring that the scope and quality are not compromised.
The IGP’s message was contained in an electronic mail sent by the Oyo State police command through its Public Relations Officer, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu.
This came as the command confirmed another accident involving three articulated vehicles on Oyo-Ogbomoso road.
Though, the police said the accident did not record any casualty, Vanguard learnt that it resulted in gridlock which forced road users detour to alternative routes.
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