Saraki Condoles With Victims of Jebba Train Accident

Following report of collision of two trains at Jebba
Bridge bordering Kwara and Niger States in which
some passengers were reported to have died and
several injured, Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed shock and sadness
over the tragic incident while also commiserating
with the families of the deceased.
Saraki also expressed sympathy with those who
sustained injury in the incident and prayed to
Almighty God to heal their wounds. He also urged the management of the Nigeria
Railway Corporation (NRC) to investigate the cause
of the accident and immediately put in place
measures to prevent recurrence.
“As we work to improve rail system in Nigeria, we
have to ensure that we pay attention to safety. Our plan is to make railway the centre of our
transportation system conveying thousands of
people around the country. With such a plan, the
safety consideration must be top in our plan”, he
The Senate President noted that the overhaul of the rail system for efficiency and safety is part of the
core mandate of the All Progressives Congress
(APC) government which explains why the Lagos
to Kano and Lagos to Calabar rail lines are already
part of the recently signed 2016 budget
“It is my prayer that this kind of tragic incident will not be witnessed in Nigeria again. May Almighty
Allah in His infinite mercy grant the souls of the
departed eternal rest and uphold their families in
this moment of grief and sorrow”, Saraki prayed.


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