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Saraki Senate President sympathizes with victims of Jebba train accident

Four people are said to have died in the accident which occurred on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Jebba Bridge on the border between Kwara and Niger States.

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Bukola Saraki

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki has extended his sympathy to the families of persons who died in a train accident at Jebba Bridge on the border between Kwara and Niger States.

Four people are said to have died in the accident which occurred on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

“As we work to improve rail system in Nigeria, we have to ensure that we pay attention to safety. Our plan is to make railway the centre of our transportation system conveying thousands of people around the country. With such a plan, the safety consideration must be top in our plan,” Saraki said via a statement released on Sunday, May 8.

“It is my prayer that this kind of tragic incident will not be witnessed in Nigeria again. May Almighty Allah in His infinite mercy grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and uphold their families in this moment of grief and sorrow,” he added.

Saraki was the governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.

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