Dr. Peter Mbah, the governor-elect of Enugu State, has condoled with the families of the victims of the Enugu-PortHarcourt Expressway accident.
The fatal accident claimed 15 lives on the eve of Easter.
His condolence message is contained in a statement issued by Dan Nwomeh, the Head of Peter Mbah Media Office.
“I received with a deep sense of loss, the news of the fatal accident that claimed 15 lives at the Ituku axis of the Enugu–Port Harcourt expressway on the eve of Easter.
My heart bleeds at this gruesome development and indeed goes out to the families and friends, who lost their loved ones.
“It is a collective loss to us as a people and I urge all to pray to the Almighty God to grant the affected families and friends the fortitude to bear the tragic losses.
“While also saluting the efforts of our law enforcement agents, I equally call for stricter enforcement of the rules and regulations to minimise such unfortunate incidents, especially during festive seasons,” Mbah said.
He praised Enugu State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, for launching a full-scale investigation into the road accident, noting that it would aid efforts to make roads safer.