The government is beginning to have the interest of its citizens at heart. This is said because the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that the life of every Nigerian citizen matters to the Federal Government no matter his status or where he resides.
Osinbajo, who spoke on Wednesday after visiting the scene of the incident where about 70 people died following an inferno caused by a tanker loaded with fuel said the President Muhammadu Buhari was very concerned and aggrieved by the fuel tanker incident, stating that he felt sending condolence message was not enough so he asked him to come commiserate with the people of the state.
He was accompanied by his host, Willie Obiano and the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district, Chris Ngige
“I came on the instruction of President Muhammadu Buhari who was greatly disturbed by the unfortunate accident.
“He asked me to come and first commiserate with Governor Obiano and Anambra people. He was very concerned that he felt it was not enough to issue condolence message and so asked me to come and commiserate with the people.
“I have been taken round to see the heroic action of the hospital staff and those involved in emergency. Unfortunately, many lost their lives, but some have seen today and are responding to treatment,” he said.
Osinbajo, who visited near-by Toronto hospital where some of the patients of the accident were receiving treatment, said that he has also been discussing with Obiano on possible ways of Federal Government-Anambra state cooperation to forestall further accident commending Obiano to have undertaken to settle the hospital bills of the victims.
Obiano disclosed that the government has banned heavy duty vehicles from plying on state roads, adding that they most trans-load their contents on getting to state roads.
This he said was because the materials used in constructing state roads are not the same as the one used in building state roads and each time heavy duty trucks ply state roads, they cause heavy damage on such roads.
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