Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor, has banned tanker drivers from using overhead bridges in the state.
This comes after a petrol tanker fell and exploded on Tuesday along Kuto–Okemosan road, killing six persons in the state.
The governor visited the scene of the accident, as well as the victims of the explosion in the hospital.
He revealed that the state government has invited burn specialists from Lagos to treat victims with severe burns.
“Towards avoiding a recurrence of today’s fatal tanker fire that occurred in Abeokuta, tanker drivers will henceforth no longer use overhead bridges across Ogun State, with stringent penalties to be put in place by the State Ministry of Transportation,” the governor wrote on Twitter.
“When I assessed the accident scene, I was made to understand the fire was caused by a brake failure and resultant collisions, which could have escalated but for the quick intervention of responders.
“We have invited burn specialists from Lagos to treat victims with severe burns, and all victims whom I visited at the State Hospital, Ijaye and the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, will be taken off by the State Government.
“My heart is with the families of the six casualties, as Ogun State grapples with this tragic event.”