The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said the government will bear the cost of medical treatment of the survivors of the ghastly road accident on Sakponba Road in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha, said this on Thursday when he visited some of the survivors at the Edo Specialist Hospital, in Benin City.
According to him, “The Edo State Government is going to take care of all the medical expenses of those that survived in the accident. On behalf of the Edo Government, I want to commiserate with the families of those that lost their loved ones.
“Our hearts are with them in this time of grief. Two people survived the accident. One has been discharged and the other one is in stable condition.”
He continued: “This accident claimed the lives of innocent citizens. We lost those persons due to the irresponsibility of two drivers as we were made to know by the Police. Further investigations are ongoing.
“As a state, we cannot condone this kind of behavior. We will make sure that we stand against this kind of attitude from drivers; this will not happen again in Edo. We have our traffic agency; we have been training and retraining the personnel of the agency. We had also invited the management of Edo transporters association and drivers’ union. We have to work together to put an end to this.”