Transport minister, Sambo, sympathises with Lagos train accident victims

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The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, has expressed his heart-felt sympathy with the families of the victims of the accident involving a train and Lagos staff bus that occured in Sogunle, Ikeja, Thursday morning.

In a statement Thursday, Sambo, also prayed for the eternal repose of the souls of the victims while wishing the wounded speedy recovery.

Accident scene

The statement read, “We are saddened by the news of the accident which occurred this morning involving a train operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation and a Lagos State staff bus, conveying workers to duty early hours of today in Shogunle, Lagos.

“We pray for eternal repose for those who have lost their lives and we pray the Almighty God grant them eternal rest and we pray speedy recovery to the injured”.

It added, “We commiserate with the families of the victims and particularly the Governor and people of Lagos state. Please accept our deepest concern and sincere condolences.

“We also appreciate the cooperation we got from the Lagos State Government, NEMA and concerned Nigerians who swung into action after the ill-fated incident to ensure the site was cleared and the injured got treatment almost immediately”.

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