Following overtures from Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association over the death of Mr. Adamu Salisu Dangwari, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode  has approved N5 million as family support for the deceased.

Making the presentation of the cheque to the State Chairman of Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), Mr. Tayo Abejoye, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi observed that the money was to mitigate the effect of Dangwari’s death on the family adding emphatically that investigation is still on-going.He observed that continued engagement between the Ministry, its sister agencies and the PTD will go a long way in dealing with the issues that can lead to altercations.

He added that the Governor’s magnanimity has ensured that relief comes 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 would have turned out as crisis in the state. Adding that the intervention of the union leaders in resolving the issue then was highly appreciated.

He also appealed to the union leaders to continue to enlighten its members and prevail on them to always obey the laws, rules and regulations that affects transportation and their operations in the State.

While responding comrade Aboyeji lauded the State Government’s gesture towards the family of the deceased, adding 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 Nigerian Police.

*Biola Fagunwa*

*Director, Public Affairs*

*26th August, 2016*

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