- The Iworoko-Ekiti accident has been described as an unpleasant news by the speaker of Ekiti state of House of Assembly
- The accident that occurred at Iworoko-Ekiti market had claimed several lives and left others injured
The Ekiti speaker prayed that God should grant the families of the victims the fortitude to bear the loss
The speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Adeniran Alagbada, on Monday, January 14, expressed shock and sadness over the accident that occurred at Iworoko-Ekiti market and claimed several lives on Saturday, January 12.
Alagbada said that the accident had brought a huge loss and damage to the Ekiti people, describing it as an unpleasant news so early in the year.
The speaker’s condolence message is contained in a statement signed by his special assistant, Toyin Babalola, and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, January 14.
He said:“I have received with huge shock the report of the death of several persons and others injured in an accident involving a large truck; It is an unpleasant news at this time.”
Alagbada expressed his condolences to the families of the bereaved and prayed that God should grant them the fortitude to bear the loss. He wished those injured a safe and quick recovery.
The speaker assured the victims that he would liaise with the state executive arm on the need to provide the victims with necessary support to aid their treatment and quick recovery.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several people lost their lives in the accident involving a truck that crashed into a market at Iworoko Ekiti in the Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti state on Saturday around 8.45pm.
The truck coming from the Ifaki-Ekiti end of the Ifaki-Iworoko-Ado-Ekiti Road transporting bags of rice lost control and rammed into the market located in the heart of Iworoko.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi, said street trading will soon become an offence in the state following the accident in Iworoko Ekiti that claimed 12 lives.
The governor stated this while commiserating with the people of the town over the incident that occurred on Saturday, January 12.
The governor, who had earlier directed his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, to pay a condolence visit to the community on Sunday, January 13, said in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Olayinka Oyebode, in Ado Ekiti, he was saddened and devastated by news of the fatal accident.
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