By Dipo Olowookere
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the donation of N5 million to family of Late Adamu Slisu Dangwari, a petroleum tanker driver who lost his life in an unfortunate incident involving personnel of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) while on duty at Rainbow Bus Stop, Mile 2 in Lagos early this year.
The money, the Governor said, is to mitigate the effects of the painful loss of Dangwari on the family and assured that the case was still being investigated by the law enforcement agencies.
Special Adviser to Mr Ambode on Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, who made the donation on behalf of the State government to the Petroleum Drivers’ Association State Chairman, Mr Tayo Abejoye, hailed leadership of the association and its parent body, NUPENG, for their intervention and maturity during discussions that led to a resolution of issues that arose from Dangwari’s death.
Mr Elegunshi urged the union to engage their members on the importance of compliance with traffic laws, rules and regulations to avoid road hazards.
Responding, Mr Abejoye lauded the State Government’s gesture towards the family of the deceased and gave assurance 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.