LAGOS State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved N5 million as support for the family of the late Mr. Adamu Salisu Dangwari, a tanker driver, following moves made by the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association (PTDA).
Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, made the presentation of the cheque to the State Chairman of PTDA, Mr. Tayo Abejoye.
Elegushi observed that the money was to mitigate the effect of Dangwari’s death on the family, adding emphatically that investigation was still on-going.
Elegushi stated that continued engagement between the ministry, its sister agencies and the PTD would go a long way in dealing with issues that could lead to altercations, added that the governor’s magnanimity had ensured that relief came to the family of Dangwari.
Elegushi paid floral tribute to the late Adamu Dangwari, while he also commended the leadership of PTD and NUPENG for the maturity displayed in handling the case which could have resulted into crisis in the state.
He expressed appreciation to the Union leaders for their intervention and appealed to them to continue to enlighten their members and prevail on them to always obey the laws, rules and regulations that affect transportation and its operations in the state.
Responding, Comrade Aboyeji lauded the state government’s gesture towards the family of the deceased.
He assured 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.
It would be recalled that Dangwari, a member of PTD earlier this year died at Rainbow Bus Stop, Mile 2 during an operation by Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Investigation is still on by the Nigeria Police.