Zamfara State set to make death sentence to reckless driver

Zamfara State governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has promised the people of Zamfara that there will be serious punishment for reckless drivers and that he would not hesitate to introduce death sentence.

The governor revealed this when he led a delegation comprising of the state executive council and the management of BUA Group to condole the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello over the unfortunate accident that claimed 15 lives on Wednesday evening along Gusau/Funtua Road.

He also announced a donation of N2m to families of each of the deceased, who had a wife and N1.5m to families of those unmarried among them.

The governor further declared that he will put the next of kins of each of the victims on a monthly allowance of N50,000 each.

He said his administration will introduce speed limit gauge on highways as well as weight measurement on trucks and drug tests on drivers in order to guard against rough and reckless driving, which usually ended in fatalities.

Matawalle noted that the measures had become necessary so that drivers and their families will no longer think they will have it easy if they kill anyone, adding that the lives of citizens of the state were more valuable than any other thing.

He urged management of BUA company to call their drivers to order and caution them on acceptable speed limit.


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