LAGOS State governor, Mr. Akinwumi
Ambode, has approved N5 million as support for the family of the late Mr. Adamu
Salisu Dangwari, a tanker driver, following moves made by the Petroleum Tanker
Drivers Association (PTDA).
Special Adviser to the Governor on
Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, made the presentation of the cheque
to the State Chairman of PTDA, Mr. Tayo Abejoye.
Elegushi observed that the money
was to mitigate the effect of Dangwari’s death on the family, adding
emphatically that investigation was still on-going.
Elegushi stated that continued
engagement between the ministry, its sister agencies and the PTD would go a
long way in dealing with issues that could lead to altercations, added that the
governor’s magnanimity had ensured that relief came to the family of Dangwari.
Elegushi paid floral tribute to the
late Adamu Dangwari, while he also commended the leadership of PTD and NUPENG
for the maturity displayed in handling the case which could have resulted into
crisis in the state.
He expressed appreciation to the
Union leaders for their intervention and appealed to them to continue to
enlighten their members and prevail on them to always obey the laws, rules and
regulations that affect transportation and its operations in the state.
Responding, Comrade Aboyeji lauded
the state government’s gesture towards the family of the deceased.
He assured that the union and its
members would on their part continue to support the state in achieving its
policies and programmes as regards the transportation sector.