Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said his government plans to introduce a law that recommends death sentence for reckless drivers responsible for the death of their passengers.
He added that such drivers will pay compensation for every life lost.
Matawalle said this while paying a condolence visit to Ibrahim Bello, Emir of Gusau, over the death of 15 persons from the Emirate.
He was accompanied by members of his Executive Council and the management of BUA Group.
Matawalle expressed sadness over the loss of lives which has been blamed on reckless driving by a truck driver who ran into their vehicles last Wednesday along Gusau/Funtua road.
He said his administration would introduce speed limit gauge on highways as well as weight measurement on trucks. He added that drug tests would also be enforced to curb reckless driving on major roads in the state.
He announced a donation of N2 million to families of each of the deceased who were married and N1.5 million to families of those unmarried among them.
The governor also declared that each of the families of the victims would be receiving monthly allowance of N50,000 each up to the end of his tenure.