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Isiaka Laments Death Of 12 Ogun Varsity Students

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 at 4:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Laide Raheem –   Abeokuta


Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the April governorship election, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka has described as “unfortunate” the ghastly vehicle accident that claimed the lives of about 12 students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) at Shagamu/Benin Expressway, Ogun State on Friday.

He also commiserated with parents of the victims and management of the institution.

Isiaka, who said he was particularly pained as a father and political leader in the state to see the lives of young undergraduates with brighter future being wasted by a reckless driver who did not have respect for the traffic rules, however, bemoaned the seemingly laxity of traffic control managers in ensuring strict compliance to traffic rules by drivers.

A container laden articulated vehicle had on Friday last week, crushed 12 students of the Ago-Iwoye based Ivory Tower along Sagamu-Benin expressway.

According to a statement signed by Isiaka’s spokesperson, Comrade Ifekayode Akinbode, “My heart bleeds and particularly pained to hear of this bad incident. It is an avoidable accident because if what was reported in the media was true, the driver of the truck that rammed into the bus that conveyed the students drove against traffic and this questioned the effectiveness of men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE).

“If the men of the state traffic management agency had been dormant because of non-payment of their salaries, lack of incentives and facility to effectively discharge their duties, the same cannot be said of men of FRSC. I hereby call for full investigations on how the incident happened to forestall future occurrence”.

He also tasked the men of FRSC to always ascertain the mental ability of some of the truck drivers before issuing or renewing their driver’s license.