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Sanwo-Olu Declares 3-Day of Mourning Following Train-Bus Collusion

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Lagos State, Nigeria – Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared three days of mourning following the train collision with a government staff bus that claimed the lives of six people in Lagos.

The tragic incident occurred on Tuesday, March 9, 2023, when a train collided with a government staff bus at the old Ojo road level crossing in Lagos. Six people lost their lives in the collision, and several others were injured.

In a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile, the governor expressed his condolences to the deceased’s families and ordered flags be flown at half-mast during the mourning period.

“The governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared three days of mourning for the souls of the departed who lost their lives in yesterday’s train collision. Our hearts go out to their families and loved ones,” the statement read.

The Governor also promised to ensure that the families of the deceased are adequately compensated and that measures will be put in place to prevent a recurrence of such incidents.

“The Governor has directed that the families of the deceased be given all necessary support and assistance. We also want to assure Lagosians that we will do everything possible to prevent such incidents from happening again,” the statement added.

The collision has once again highlighted the need for urgent action to address the railway safety issue in Nigeria. The railway system in Nigeria is in dire need of an overhaul, with many of the trains and tracks in a state of disrepair.

The Federal Government and the relevant authorities must take urgent steps to address these issues and ensure that the railway system is safe and efficient for Nigerians.

In the meantime, the people of Lagos are urged to observe the three days of mourning declared by the Governor and to keep the families of the deceased in their thoughts and prayers.

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