Nigeria: Niger Speaker Sympathises With Victims of Tanker Explosion

20 October 2020

The Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Wuse, on Tuesday in Minna expressed sympathy with victims of a fuel tanker explosion in a multiple accident which occurred in the Lapai Local Government Area of the state earlier in the day.

The tanker was involved in an accident with four other trucks during which six persons lost their lives and at least three others were seriously injured.

Mr Wuse said in a statement that he was still in shock at the havoc bad roads had continued to wreak on the people in the state, especially on rural dwellers who were struggling to make ends meet.

He called on the federal government to hasten commencement of work on the Bida-Lapai-Lambata road which had been a death trap for a long time, and suggested that a special route be dedicated to trucks plying the area.

He commended the state's Fire Service for its quick response, which reduced possible extensive carnage resulting from the explosion.

Mr Wuse noted also that the accident would affect the economy of the state government as well as that of the council area as the incident occurred on a day when Lapai market day was underway. (NAN)

More From: Premium Times

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.