Zamfara State Governor, Hon Bello Mohammed Matawalle has promised to introduce severe punitive measures of dying sentence on reckless drivers within the state.
The Governor who revealed this when he led members of his Government Council and the Administration of BUA Group to a condolence go to to the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello over the dying of 15 individuals from the emirate additionally stated such drivers might be compelled by legislation to pay compensation on each life misplaced.
This was contained in a press assertion signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital by the governor’s Director-Normal, Media and Public Enlightenment Affairs, Mr. Yusuf Idris Gusau.
Governor Matawalle who expressed unhappiness over the dying of fifteen individuals who misplaced their lives because of reckless driving by a truck driver who bumped into them final Wednesday alongside Gusau/Zaria highway introduced a donation of N2 million to households of every of the deceased who had a spouse and N1.5 million to households of these single amongst them.
“In my magnanimity, I likewise declared that I’ll put the following of kin of every of the victims on a month-to-month allowance of N50,000 every.”
He said that the fifteen subsequent of kin will stay on the state’s payroll until the top of his tenure as governor of the state.
The governor defined that his administration will introduce pace restrict gauge on highways in addition to weight measurement on vehicles and drug assessments on drivers so as to guard towards tough and reckless driving which he stated often results in fatalities.
Matawalle famous that the measures had develop into crucial in order that drivers and their households will now not assume they’ll have it simple if the drivers kill anybody, including that the lives of the residents of the state are extra helpful than another factor.
He urged administration of BUA firm to name their drivers to order and warning them on acceptable pace restrict.
Governor Matawalle described the accident which claimed the fifteen lives as monumental and referred to as on the households of the deceased to think about it as an act of Allah, praying that the deceased individuals’ souls might be accepted in Jannatul Firdaus.