The Minister of Transportation, Jaji Muazu Sambo has expressed sadness over 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.
In a press statement made available to newsmen, the minister who prayed for the repose of the victims commended the Lagos State Government, National Emergency Management Agency and concerned Nigerians who swung into action after the ill-fated incident to ensure the site was cleared and the injured got immediate treatment.
“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 for speedy recovery to the injured. We commiserate with the families of the victims and particularly the Governor and people of Lagos state. Please accept our deepest concerns and 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 immediate treatment,” the minister said.