Sanwo-Olu, Amaechi Examine Oshodi Train Crash Scene

Minister of transportation and Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu made an assessment of the scene of the Monday Morning train crash which occurred along the driveways into the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena in Oshodi, killing two people and injuring several others.


The governor sympathized with the family of the victims, a father and a son and also noting that the unfortunate incident occurred on the day the State Government and the Federal Government reached an agreement to close down the shopping complex’s gates at the railway line because of safety concerns.

He said: “This incident is regrettable because it happened on the day all stakeholders reached a consensus to close down the gates into the shopping arena. And this is part of the concerns we have been raising about commuters’ safety on this axis. We need to act fast. This fatal accident should strengthen our resolve to do the needful and prevent a repeat of the sad incident in the future.

“It is also a clarion call on our people to be safety conscious whenever they need to drive across the rail tracks. If there is a slow movement of vehicles at any railway bypass, then there is a need to keep a safe distance from the rail tracks. We have been rolling out advocacy on this and we will intensify efforts on it. Safety of the people is paramount and we will do all required to ensure we put a stop to this kind of accident.”

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