Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has consoled with the people of Iworoko and families of the bereaved over Saturday’s accident which led to the demise of about 12 people and four casualties.
The fatal accident was caused due to brake failure of an articulated truck fully loaded with customized rice which bore the name and picture of a senator in a neighbouring State.
The Governor who had earlier directed the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, to pay a condolence visit to the community on Sunday morning, said in a statement that he was saddened and disheartened by the news of the fatal accident.
Fayemi who noted that many lives have been lost to the recklessness of many trailer drivers said government might be compelled to re-introduce some old laws and previous arrangements to deal with the menace.
He urged the community leaders and families of the victims of the accident to remain calm even as “we collectively mourn the death of our beloved ones in the unfortunate incident.”
The Governor lamented: “This is a huge tragedy and a painful experience, not only for the families of the victims but for all of us”.
“We share with the people of Iworoko and families of the victims the pain and sorrow of the unfortunate development.
” Our prayer is that God will be with you during this painful period.
” Government will also look at areas of support with a view to ameliorating the pains”, he said.