March 1, 2024

Corps member among victims of Lagos train accident, Gov Sanwo-Olu visits deceased families

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has visited the families of the Lagos State Government staff who were involved in the train accident that claimed six lives on Thursday.

Governor Sanwo-Olu was accompanied by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, and some members of the State Executive Council on Friday March 10, 2023, to sympathise with the bereaved families.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

A Lagos State Government Staff Bus with Number 33, carrying civil servants and some dependants from Isolo to Alausa had a head-on collision with a commercial train at PWD Bus-Stop, along Agege Motor Road, in the State on Thursday.

Sanwo-Olu with family members of one of the victims

The accident occurred when the Lagos State Government staff bus was about to cross the rail track and during the process, it collided with a commercial train at the location.

Six out of the 85 passengers on the bus died while 79 civil servants and their dependants on the bus sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who was received by the three families he visited in Jakande Estate, Oke Afa, and Ikotun areas of Lagos State, commiserated with the bereaved families and prayed for them over their irreplaceable losses.

He urged them to take the death of their loved ones in good faith and see it as an act of God.

In the video below, the governor holds the picture frame of the late corps member

The governor visited the families of Esther Rokosu, a staff member at Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), and 54-year-old Mrs. Victoria Johnson nee Dada, a Social Welfare Officer of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

He also paid a condolence visit to the home of a youth corps member, Miss Aina Oreoluwa Juliana, who was serving in the Ministry of Education before her untimely death.

During the visit, prayers were offered for the deceased families, various ministries, and the Lagos State Government.

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