Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the contractor handling the ongoing construction at the Ogere corridor of Lagos-Ibadan expressway would be held responsible for the incessant accidents which occur in the section of the road due to slow space work.
Governor Abiodun made this known during his visitation to the accident scene at the Ogere section of the highway which claimed the lives of five people while also affecting two tankers laden with petroleum products, a truck laden with foodstuff and another transporting coal.
Ogun state Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun and members of the state’s executive council arrived the scene to see the extent of damages what needs to be done to avert such situation in the future.
Governor Abiodun commiserate with the families of the deceased and said that he is going to take up the issue with the Minister of Works in order to find a lasting solution to the perennial occurrence around the axis.
He further enjoined residents and road users around the axis to co-operate with the traffic officers and security agencies by adhering to their directives and also to stay away from the scene of the accident as arrangements are being made to transfer the petroleum products in the affected tankers in order to avert another accident
The state commissioner for transportation, Gbenga Dairo also reflected on the strategy to ensure people travelling from lbadan to Lagos are relieved from the stressed of the road.
Security agencies Present at the scene of the accident also lent their voices particularly on security measures to safe motorists and commuters on the highway.
Drivers going through the axis were advised to take their time when they are driving through this area, now that one side of the expressway has now been closed and this one side that is meant to be outbound from Lagos and inbound to Ibadan has now been turned into a dual carriage way.