Abdulrazaq mourns death of 17 admission seekers in Kwara auto-crash

By Ibraheem Solaudeen.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has commiserated with the families of 17 students who perished in a ghastly motor accident which occurred at Bacita junction on Jebba/Ilorin highway, Moro local government area of the state.

The governor, in a statement issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye described the incident as painful and avoidable.

Tragedy struck on Thursday, when an 18-seater Toyota Hiace passenger bus conveying the students back to the state from Kano, had an head-on collision with an articulated DAF container truck, killing 17 students in the process, with two injured.

Governor Abdulrazaq urged motorists to apply caution while driving, in order avoid a recurrence of such calamity in the future.

“We, however, believe that we can avoid this calamity in the future. We reiterate our calls on the drivers to always check their speed, respect other road users, and put their vehicles in the best condition. Most accidents occur because our drivers often fail these three basic tests of safe driving”, he said

He also called on tertiary institutions in the country to consider holding their post-UTME examination online, in order to avert the necessity of travel and its attendant risks, as well as encouraging students to excel in computer literacy.

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