1. Governor Alex Otti through the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Pastor Caleb Ajagba PhD, accompanied by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity Ferdinand Ekeoma and Senior Special Assistant Mr. Dodoh Okafor on Wednesday visited victims of the accident at different hospitals in Aba, including the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH)

2. The Governor sympatized with the victims and thanked God for saving their lives. He promised that the government would take care of the bills of all the injured victims and would also assist them financially even as they recuperate.

3. The government also ensured that some patients were transferred to where they would receive better medical care.

4. The Government officially established that it was one life that was lost in the accident contrary to the different false figures being quoted on social media. Government is also in touch with the family of the dead victim and is making the necessary arrangements to assist them bury him.

5. Government has since taken some measures to prevent future occurrence, some of which include:

Constituting a taskforce to ensure that only vehicles, especially heavy duty trucks that are road worthy would henceforth ply our roads and that such vehicles must observe all safety rules.

That all broken down vehicles on our roads are immediately removed in line with the previous directive given by the Governor in September.

Also, all heavy duty trucks are only allowed to ply our roads between 8pm to 6:30 am.

Ferdinand Ekeoma
Special Adviser
Media and Publicity
17th November 2023.