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Akungba auto crash: Bar heavy trucks, experts urge

As condolences poured into Akungba community over the Saturday’s tragedy which claimed nine lives, experts have called for an engineering design to rid the town of incessant accidents.
The experts asked the government to consult a competent engineering firm to offer a recipe.
One of the experts fingered the location of the gate of the Adekunle Ajasin University as a causative factor for the incessant accident among other reasons.
The expert cited the construction of a building of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) at Iwaro Oka Junction as another tragedy waiting to occur.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of AAUA, Professor Olugbenga Ige has suggested that heavy duty trucks be barred on Akungba Akoko routes to avert incessant accidents.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condoled the parents of the accident victims and the university community over the tragedy.
In a condolence message signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Alex Kalejaiye said it was appalled by the incessant accident in the town.
Kalejaiye urged owners of articulated vehicles and trucks to ensure that their vehicles are in good conditions before putting them on the highways.
He sympathized with the victims’ parents, students, the university and the Akungba community, asking God to comfort them.
Also, members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have commiserated with parents of the students of Adekunle Ajasin University who lost their lives in the accident.
The Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun who lamented the recurring accident cases in the community, called on motorists and residents of the community to be careful while plying the route.
A statement signed by the Chairman House Committee Information, Youth and Sports, Olugbenga Omole, called on concerned authorities to rise up to the challenges of maintaining safety on the road in view of its strategic location.
While expressing condolences to the University community most especially the students, the entire Akungba community and parents of the unfortunate students, the Lawmakers prayed to God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Students of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko last week resumed from a protracted break occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authorities of the school have closed the school indefinitely following the accident which claimed lives of students of the institution.

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