The Network for Democracy and Development (NDD) has sympathized with the victims of the Lagos State train accident.
The Group sympathized with the victims in a condolence message signed by its Director Public Affairs, Ibrahim Momoh, and Director Media Relations, Ibrahim Adogo, on Friday March 10, 2023.
“NDD is saddened by the fatal accident involving a moving train and a Lagos state government-owned staff bus conveying workers to the Old Secretariat, GRA, Ikeja at the PWD/Sogunle level crossing on Thursday morning,” the statement reads.
NDD also commiserated with the families of the deceased civil servants and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured victims.
“We commend Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his display of exemplary leadership and officials of relevant government agencies who acted as first responders,” the statement added.
NDD, therefore, called on governments of states which fall within the national railway network to work with the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) to review safety measures at railway crossings across the country.
It said, “Tougher rules that would ensure that drivers obey traffic directives at such crossings need to be put in place.”
According to a report, not less that six civil servants who boarded the bus have been confirmed dead while many more were injured as a result of the crash which was caused by human error on the part of the bus driver.