Fix federal roads, senator urges Buhari as 9 Ondo teachers die on highway
Following the death of nine teachers from Ondo State in a fatal motor accident on Saturday , the senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the Senate , Nicholas Tofowomo, has called on the Federal Government to urgently address the poor condition of federal roads in the country .
It was gathered that the general atmosphere in Okitipupa , headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, was mournful as a result of the death of the teachers , who hailed from the local government .
The teachers reportedly died in a fatal road accident , which occurred on Ore-Shagamu Expressway in Ijebu Ife town , Ogun State.
The deceased were said to be traveling from Okitipupa town , Ondo State; to Ogun State for a social function when they died in the fatal road crash .
Speaking through his media aide, Mr . Olumide Akinrinlola, the senator on Monday described the incident as “sad and unfortunate. ”
He said the incident was a loss to the state, particularly in the education sector .
The senator said, “The accident which has thrown my people into mourning in Okitipupa Local Government is melancholic. It is very unfortunate.
“I sympathise with the bereaved families and I pray such would never happen again in any part of Ondo South .
“Most accidents in Nigeria are caused by bad roads and human errors .
“I am calling on the government to , as a matter of urgency , begin immediate rehabilitation of all federal roads in Nigeria .
“I will also ensure , through the Senate , that motorists in Nigeria strictly comply with speed limits to stem road crashes , especially in these ’ ember’ months. ”
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