Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has suspended his campaign rally for three days in honour of the victims of the train/bus accident that happened in the Ikeja area of the State on Thursday.
The governor who visited the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) to commiserate with the victims of the incident said the state is in a time of mourning.
According to him, all flags in the Government house will be flown at half-mast in honour of the victims and the lives lost to the accident.
“Lagos is in a state of mourning and for the next 3 days, I am suspending all campaign activities. All flags will be flown at half mast and tomorrow all civil servants will work till 12 noon before returning home to be with their loved ones during this trying time,” he said
Speaking on the incident which left 6 people dead and many injured, the governor stressed the importance of adhering to transport protocols.
“This was a totally avoidable incident that simply required patience and the need to follow proper transportation protocol.”
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He revealed that “there were 85 pax on board the bus with 6 deaths, 42 moderate injuries, 29 serious and 8 mild injuries according to the LASUTH classification scale.”
The governor thereby called for blood donations across different state government medical facilities on behalf of the victims.
“It is still a critical period for some of the patients as we continue to call for blood donations across different state government medical facilities.2
“This is a call for our humanity to rise above all. I also thank LASEMA, the security agencies, staff, and students of LASUTH,” Sanwo-Olu said.