Bikers Parade Accident: Cross-River Governor Visits Survivors

The governor of Cross River State in southern Nigeria, Professor Ben Ayade has paid visits to Survivors of the Calabar Bikers’ Parade accident and defrayed the medical bills of those affected.

A statement from the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita indicated that Professor Ayade was at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Calabar, where he interacted with some of the survivors.

He stated that the governor commended the management of the hospital “for responding promptly even when the government was yet to make a deposit.”

According to Ita, the governor also visited Bogobiri, where the accident occurred to commiserate with the Hausa-Fulani community led by Seriki Garuba Lawan.

The statement further indicated that Ayade described the incident as a sad learning curve, which would never be allowed to happen again.

According to him “we are here at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital Calabar to show governments concern to victims of the Bikers’ parade car accident. We are here to take the bills and show compassion.

“What happened speaks to the fact that all road barricades for the carnival must be respected. This is the first time we have had an incident of this nature and I can assure you that it would not happen again. With all sense of grief, with all sense of melancholy, we submit to the will of God.

“Moving forward, every arm of security agencies will be fully deployed and the every barricades carefully secured from unaccredited persons,” the governor said.

Ita stated that the governor vowed to deal ruthlessly with any motorist, who flouts the rules or breaks the barricades subsequently.


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