Instead of taking responsibility over its failure to do palliative work on failed federal government roads on the Ugbenu, Koko Junction, in Ethiope west local government area of Delta State, the State governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has blamed the federal government for being responsible for the tanker explosion that claimed five lives and destroyed properties.
Oborevwori blamed the federal government for lacking the capacity to fix federal roads in the state,
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, on Sunday October 1st 2023, in Asaba, the Governor while commiserating with the victims’ families on the sad incident, blamed the unfortunate incident on the poor state of federal roads.
He called on the Federal Government to expedite action in reconstructing failed portions of the road.
He said that citizens of the state and commuters encounter harrowing experiences navigating the road and called on the authorities to as a matter of utmost importance and urgency fix the road to avoid further incidents like this.
“This sad and unfortunate incident would have been avoided if the Federal Government had lived up to their responsibility of maintaining their roads”.
It would be recall that The Story, had reported that five people were roasted to dead, after a petrol-laden tanker gut fire at Ugbenu, Koko Junction, Ethiope west local government area of Delta State.
Trouble started on Sunday October 1st 2023, while Nigerians were celebrating the 63rd Independence Day, the tragic incident occured as a tanker laden with PMS facing Benin, Edo State, along the Warri- Benin expressway, fell at the Ugbenu Koko Junction.