Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State is deeply hurt by the news of the death of some school students and another citizen from a fatal accident that occured in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, in the early hours of today (Tuesday).
A bus and a tricycle conveying students was reported to have collided at the front of WOCDIF in the Ring road area of Osogbo, causing the unfortunate loss of lives and severe injuries to some others.
In the statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson to the Governor, Adeleke expresses deep pain at the disturbing event, conveying the heartfelt sympathy of the Government and the people of Osun state to the families of those touched by the incident.
Adeleke reiterated the call on users of road to exercise caution and adhere strictly to safety guidance on roads, saying the State Government under him will work with relevant authorities to make our road more safer for road users.
While commending the state’s emergency service for the swiftness in responding to mishap as the current incident, the Governor declared the willingness of his administration to continue to pursue efforts to guide against an experience like this.
“I am distraught to hear about the terrible accident that resulted in the death of five people in Osogbo due to a fatal accident while five other people sustained injuries of varying degrees. It is really painful for me, and I want to use this avenue to commiserate with the families of the deceased,” Adeleke noted.
“It is my prayer that God Almighty repose their souls and give their loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses occasioned by their death. As a government, we will give the needed support to the injured and pray for their quick recoveries.”
FRSC confirms deaths
The federal road safety corps has confirmed the death of seven persons in the crash.
Spokesperson of the Osun Sector of FRSC, Agnes Ogungbemi in a statement on Tuesday said four persons died in the spot while three others died at the hospital.
She also revealed that the cause of accident was brake failure, adding that a commercial bus, a tricycle and a commercial motorcycle were involved.