Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has suspended a political walk scheduled for Thursday across Agege, following a train/ bus accident at the Ikeja area of the State earlier today.
The bus had staff of the Lagos State Government, who were on their way to work.
The Speaker met thousands of youth, men and women as they walked towards the Pen Cinema area of Agege on his way from an official engagement and abruptly stopped them.
Dr. Obasa described the accident, as a sad occurrence just as he sympathized with the families of the victims.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, Obasa thanked the various groups for their support, while asking them to return home in honour of those affected by the accident.
“I want to thank you all for coming out because of me. You have planned this walk since over three weeks and I understand.
“However, there was a sad incident today. A train collided with a bus conveying government staff and I learnt that casualties were recorded.
“You can imagine people who left their homes to go to work only to experience such terrible accident.
“As a result of this, I want to urge us all to return to our homes for the sake of the victims. Nobody prays to experience such. So I understand the feelings of the victims’ loved ones at this moment.
“I commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives and support Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as his administration commences a probe of the incident.
“I also urge us all to pray for the bereaved families and the injured as you all return home,” Obasa told the crowd.