Following the tragic crash that happened in Lagos on Sunday when a fully loaded container fell on a bus at Ojuelegba, thereby killing nine people and left one injured, the Council of Maritime Transport Unions and Association (COMTUA) has expressed its desire to work with relevant authorities so as to curb future occurrence of such incidence.
The National President of the council, Adeyinka Aroyewun made this known in statement he signed on Monday. He expressed the council condolence to the family of the victim of the crash, while promising that the council will strengthen regulation and control on its members to ensure that safety is not compromised in all our dealings.
The statement reads “we wish to express the regret of our association on the frequency of accidents involving our members’ trucks, the deaths, injuries and loss that results from it.
“We are, through this release expressing our condolences with the families of the victims. We pray to Almighty God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
“We are concerned about this and shall cooperate and support the government in all areas and plans to address the persistent problem of accidents on our roads, especially the continuous fall of container boxes.
“We shall strengthen our regulation and control on our members to ensure that safety is not compromised in all our dealings.
“We shall by this medium seek the cooperation of relevant government agencies in ensuring that the right checks are done on vehicles before certification. COMTUA regrets the unfortunate incident and shall support government to ensure a safer roads for motorist”.