Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), is shocked and sad at the death of three pupils of Cornerstone Bright School, Sangotedo in an auto accident on Thursday morning along Lagos-Epe Expressway.
In his condolence letter to the parents of the pupils viz, Esther Jonathan(10), Philip Adebisi (11)and Oluwatomisin Adebisi(10), Fashola said it was very unfortunate and worrisome that the incident claimed the lives of the youngsters.
The governor also sympathized with the parents of three-year old Master Ibrahim Zulu who sustained injuries in the crash. He added that the accident, which happened shortly after the children had just left home for school and bidded their parents bye, was quite unfortunate.
“As a government, we cherish our young ones and we would continue to do everything to keep them out of harm’s way, hence our various safety advocacy programmes. This sad incident, notwithstanding, efforts shall be intensified towards making the roads and indeed everywhere safer for the populace, especially the young vulnerable ones”, the governor added.
Three pupils reportedly lost their lives in the crash as they were being driven to school in the school bus while three-year old Ibrahim Zulu sustained injuries.