Following the accident that claimed 16 lives on Wednesday evening, Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has vowed to reintroduce death punishment for reckless drivers in the state.
The governor made this known during a condolence visit, alongside his cabinet members and the management of BUA Group to the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, on Saturday.
It would be recalled that the ghastly accident occurred when a truck lost control resulting in the collision of four vehicles conveying supporters of Matawalle along Gusau/Funtua Road.
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.
Governor Bello who urged management of BUA company to call their drivers to order and caution them on acceptable speed limit, reiterated thathis administration would 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.
Earlier, while giving his condolences to the bereaved, Governor Bello announced a donation of N2m and N1.5m to families of each of the deceased, who had a wife and to families of those unmarried among them, respectively.