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Autocrash: Ekiti to relocate Iworoko market

Victor Akinkuolie,  Ado-Ekiti
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To prevent reoccurrence of accident at Iworoko market, Ekiti State government and the community have concluded plan to relocate the market from its present spot.

The Alaworoko of Iworoko-Ekiti in  Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government area of Ekiti State,  Oba Michael Aladejana, said this in a chat with The Hope in his palace

He said the community has concluded plan with the Ekiti State Traffic Management Agency (EKSTA) to relocate the market to another place within the community.

Oba Aladejana described the Saturday accident in the town which claimed the lives of about 14 people as a tragic loss,  not only to his community,  but to the entire people of Ekiti state.

The monarch said the accident has thrown the entire university, town into mourning, describing it as sad

In his own,  the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ekiti State Command, Mr. Kuku Ismaila, confirmed that 14 people died while five others were injured in the accident.

The FRSC commander called on drivers to always check their vehicles properly before embarking on any journey. Describing the accident as the most fatal in the last few years in the state, he prayed that God would grant the relatives of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Similarly, in a release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, he commiserated with the monarch and families of the victims of the accident, he urged them to remain calm as “we collectively mourn the death of our beloved ones in the unfortunate incident.

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The Governor disclosed that his administration will re-introduce some old laws and previous arrangements to deal with the menace, noting that many lives had been lost to reckless of many trailer drivers in the state.

When our correspondent visited the office of the Vice Chancellor of EKSU, Prof. Sam Oyebamdele, he was said to have travelled out of the university for an official engagement, meanwhile a source from the institution said only one student of the university was involved and died in the accident.

The source said the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) prevented many students from falling victim of the tragic incident.

In his own, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Dr. Wole Oluyede sympathized and commiserated with the family and friends of the victims, describing the incident as a tragedy and huge loss to the people of the state.

He equally commended the efforts of Governor Kayode Fayemi for the quick response and prompt intervention.

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