The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is appalled at the incessant bloody accidents that occur around the State-owned
Adekunle Ajasin University, in Akungba Akoko.
The chapter sympathises with the bereaved families, and the university community over the unfathomable loses. It prays God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
The pain of losing a dear soul, moreso, a student, on whom the struggling parents must have expended so much resources and time, could better be imagined.
We appeal to owners of trucks and articulated vehicles to ensure their vehicles are in good condition behind putting them for commercial engagements.
It is also pertinent that drivers are sufficiently trained, and cautioned against all forms of recklessness, particularly within towns and cities.
It is our view, the Ministry of Works should consider constructing bumps along that road, and others that constantly put the lives of our people in danger, to compel reduction in speed of articulated vehicles.
The chapter prays for peace and wellbeing of the residents of the Sunshine State, urging them to be security conscious at all times.
SPS, Ondo APC
24th January, 2021.
NAOSS RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER AAUA ACCIDENT
Earlier today, we visited Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko to commiserate with the student community and ascertain the various claims received on the ill events that happened in the community.
We can’t but affirm that the losses are indeed tragic as over twenty people were confirmed dead to us as at this afternoon. The visitation to the school health centre and Federal Medical Centre to see the survivors is one that saddens the heart.
It is a reminder of how insecure our lives are on the road as Nigerians, and particularly as students.
Government at all levels must take immediate actions to avert the reoccurrence of such a tragic event.
We want to use this opportunity to also commiserate with parents and families who have lost their loved ones. We can only hope that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss.
However, it is not enough to commiserate. We must advocate for solutions and follow through our advocacy.
While the closing of the campus main gate by the school authority is commendable, it must be ensured to last till the road is expanded and dualized.
The State Government must also, as a stop-gap, order and enforce a re-routing for heavy-duty vehicles. The Ipele route, instead of the University route should serve long vehicles till the expansions and dualization of the road are achieved.
We also want to commend the State Government who has promised to foot the bills of the admitted students as FMC. However, we will like to encourage the Government to follow through this order.
Finally, it has only become important and needful for Dangote, the owner of the truck that caused the accident to provide support for family members and the student community for the loss of their loved ones.
On our end, we will press the Government to carry out these recommendations and avert, by all means necessary, impending dangers to students’ lives.
Yours in struggle,
Comrade Ayoade D. Kikiowo
Global President, NAOSS.
*It is time to stop incessant carnage on Akungba road – Boroffice*
The Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate and senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has reacted to gastly trailer crash that led to loss of lives and properties in Akungba on Saturday.
In a press statement issued by his media aide, Kayode Fakuyi, the senator said, “It is time to stop the incessant carnage on Akungba road”.
It is deeply disturbing to hear about another accident on Akungba road. It becomes more confounding that the accident claimed many lives and properties.
Many accidents have occured along that route in the past and worthy counsels and viable suggestions have been offered. The situation is not helpless and it is time to put an end to the incessant carnage on roads in Akoko land.
I urge the Ondo State government to consider the reports of past accidents and liaise with Federal authorities in order to implement lasting solutions to the hydra-headed problem.
The lawmaker extended deep condolences to the Alale of Akungba Akoko, Oba Isaac Adeyeye and the people of Akungba Community.
Furthermore, the lawmaker condoled the Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, the university community, families of killed persons and the parents of killed students.