Sanwo-Olu pays condolence visits to families of NYSC member, others who died in BRT/train accident

Babajide Sanwo-Olu with family of victim who died in BRT train accident

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday visited the families of the Lagos State Government staff who were involved in the train accident that killed six persons on Thursday.

Mr Sanwo-Olu was accompanied on the condolence visits by the head of service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, and some members of the state executive council.

A Lagos State Government Staff Bus with number 33, carrying civil servants and some dependants from Isolo to Alausa had a head-on collision with a commercial train at PWD Bus-Stop, along Agege Motor Road, in the State on Thursday.

The accident occurred when the staff bus was about to cross the rail track and during the process, it collided with a commercial train at the location. Six out of the 85 passengers on the bus died while 79 civil servants and their dependants on the bus sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was received by the three families he visited in Jakande Estate, Oke Afa, and Ikotun areas of Lagos State, commiserated and prayed for them over their irreplaceable losses.

He urged them to take the death of their loved ones in good faith and see it as an act of God.

The governor visited the families of Esther Rokosu, a member of staff of Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), and 54-year-old Victoria Johnson nee Dada, a social welfare officer of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

He also paid a condolence visit to the home of a youth corps member, Aina Juliana, who was serving in the Ministry of Education before her untimely death.

During the visit, prayers were offered for the deceased families, various ministries, and the Lagos State Government.