By Frank Odinukaeze
The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, has expressed sadness over the unfortunate train accident involving a Lagos staff bus which occured in Sogunle, Ikeja,penultimate Thursday morning.
According to a statement released Thursday, Sambo, who prayed for the eternal repose of the souls of the victims also wished the wounded speedy recovery , even as he expressed sympathy for the families affected by the incident.
The statement read, “We are saddened by the news of the accident which occurred this morning involving a train operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation and a Lagos State staff bus, conveying workers to duty early hours of today in Shogunle, Lagos.
“We pray for eternal repose for those who have lost their lives and we pray the Almighty God grant them eternal rest and we pray speedy recovery to the injured”.
“We commiserate with the families of the victims and particularly the Governor and people of Lagos state. Please accept our deepest concern and sincere condolences.
“We also appreciate the cooperation we got from the Lagos State Government, NEMA and concerned Nigerians who swung into action after the ill-fated incident to ensure the site was cleared and the injured got treatment almost immediately”.