Abdulwahab Umar – 9News Nigeria
As part of its reactions to the unfortunately fatal tanker accident in lokoja , the Government of Kogi State has declared a two-day state mourning in honor of the victims of the Felele tanker accident on Wednesday 23rd September, 2020.
In a press statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo ,the Governor and the Government of Kogi State are saddened by the unfortunate incident that claimed many lives in the early hours of today.
Taking into cognizance the primary responsibility of the Government which is to ensure the safety and well-being of the Kogi people and
as a result of the importance placed on the lives of our people, Government has therefore declared a two-day state mourning to honor the departed souls.
In this time of grief, the Government urge the people to be deep in sober reflection and stand together for one another to pull out of the agonizing loss.
Government wishes to reiterate her call on road users to act responsibly in order to avert unfortunate situations that simple care and caution could have averted. Full investigations will also be carried out to determine the causes of the painful incident.
The Kogi State Government wishes to assure families that lost loved ones and those whose houses were affected of support at this trying moment.
The government also call on relevant Federal Government agencies to provide relief materials to support what the State Government shall be providing.