Ortom, Suswam, Ayabam, Akume, Agugu condole with families of Benue Links accident’s victims


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Governor of Benue state, Dr. Samuel Ortom, senator representing Benue North East senatorial district, Senator (Dr) Gabriel Torwua Suswam, executive chairman of the BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental affairs, Senator George Akume, and the Caretaker Chairman, Ushongo Council, Hon. Bemsen Agugu, have condoled with the families of the victims that lost their lives in Sunday road mishap involving a Benue Links bus.

In his condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, commiserated with families of those who died in an accident near Unguwan Ciyawa in Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on their way to Makurdi on Sunday.

The Governor described the incident as painful, stressing that the tragedy is a sad moment for the entire state.

He however directed the State Ministry of Works and Transport to liaise with the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Management of Benue Links Nigeria Limited which bus was involved in the unfortunate accident to ensure that the survivors are given urgent attention, while the bodies of those who died are properly deposited in the mortuary.

Governor Ortom ho gave assurance that the State Government would support the treatment of the survivors and assist the bereaved families to bury their loved ones also prayed God to grant the victims eternal rest.

On his own, Senator Gabriel Suswam in a condolence message signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Bede Bartholomew, said: “On behalf of myself and the entire people of Benue North-East Senatorial District (Zone ‘A)’. I will like to express my sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones in an accident along Unguwan Ciyawa in Eggon Local Government Area of Nassarawa State via Benue Links Transport Company bus enroute Abuja’ – Makurdi on the 15th September,2019.

“My thoughts are with the families and individuals involved in this tragic event. It is indeed a sad scenario but God is never wrong. I want to assure the families of those involved of my firm support in this difficult time. Please, accept the expression of my deepest sympathy”

Also condoling with the victims’ families, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, the Executive Chairman, Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), wrote: “On behalf of myself, family and staff of BIRS with heavy heart deeply commiserate with the families of those who lost loved ones in the ill-fated accident that claimed 17 lives along Akwanga- Lafia road”

Ayabam who described the mishap as an unfortunate incident noted that it was a tragedy which should unite the entire Benue people in mourning and reawaken the humanity in everyone.

Praying that the Almighty God in his infinite mercy should grant repose for the souls lost in this tragic accident, Ayabam also prayed for the fortitude to bear the loss.

Also reacting to the mishap, Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs,Senator George Akume, sent his deep sympathies and condolences to the victims and families of the ill-fated auto crash on the Akwanga-Lafia road on the 15th of September,2019 where scores of lives were killed.

In a condolence statement by Akume’s media consultant, Mkor Aondona, the minister described the incident as shocking. He prayed God to grant the affected souls eternal rest,and their families the needed fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.

Also, the Caretaker Chairman, Ushongo Council, Hon. Bemsen Agugu, has expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the families that lost their loved ones in an accident involving Benue Links transport bus along Unguwan Ciyawa, Eggon Local government area of Nasarawa State, journeying to Makurdi from Abuja on 15th of September, 2019.

Conveying his condolences on behalf of the good people of Ushongo Council in a press statement signed by his media assitant, Nelson Fanen Ayôô, the chairman stressed the need for the bereaved families to see the sad incidence as the sole wish of the Almighty God.

He condoled particularly, with Tavershima Jebe and the entire family of Goosu Akwaya, of Mbahine, Mbagba, Ushongo LGA, who lost wife and three kids in the tragic event.

Hon. Agugu called on God for tranquility in the affected families even in this grievous moment.