Gov AbdulRahman visits Oko-Olowo accident scene, commiserates with victims, families

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The Kwara State Governor and Chairman Nigeria Governor Forum, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has, on Tuesday (January 16, 2024), visited the accident scene at Oko-Olowo ExpressWay, Ilorin where three persons have been confirmed dead following an incident of ghastly motor accident.

This unfortunate incident that claimed three lives and got many injured occured following a head-on collusion of the two heavy trucks which caught fire instantly after they collided.

According to the statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye; The Governor commiserated with the victims and their families, urging motorists to always drive safely and emphasised the need for flyover on the expressway to reduce accidents.

A part of the statement read, “There is a need for continuous intervention on this road. For example, a flyover is needed to reduce congestion and accidents. But the first thing is safety. People’s safety is important. Drivers should control their speed because there are communities along this road”

“Road safety is very important, and that is the business of the Federal Road Safety Corps. This is a Federal road and a super highway in the state. It is a huge investment by the Federal government. We expect that the road is used in a manner that puts safety first. This accident is, according to eyewitness accounts, a result of excessive speed by the motorists involved. It is quite unfortunate, and we commiserate with those affected.”

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