Delta State Government has compensated families of victims of the Saturday, October 23 road crash along the Benin-Lagos route involving Libra Motors through its Delta State Passengers’ Welfare Scheme.
Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Basil Ganagana Esq, while presenting the cheque of N185, 000 as support to the victims’ families on Thursday, October 28, on behalf of the Delta State Government, said the state government was ever ready to support any accident victim, who key into the state Passengers’ Welfare Scheme.
He charged Deltans to key into the Passengers’ Welfare Scheme, stressing that the scheme is to protect the people from the unexpected in any part of the country, as far as the commercial vehicle’s company is registered with the scheme and takes off from Delta State.
Consultant to the Delta State Government on Passengers’ Welfare Scheme, Engr. Egogo Lawrence, noted that the State Passengers’ Welfare Scheme, was fully determined to compensate accident victims within and outside Delta State.
Engr. Lawrence, who’s the MD Calf-time Global Concept Ltd, encouraged transporters to key into the scheme, assuring that the scheme was on the ground to give medical care to passengers.
Manager, Libra Motors, Warri, Mike Oriri, who received the cheque on behalf of the management of the Transport Company and victims, commended the Passengers’ Welfare Scheme handlers and the Delta State Government, for their swift response.
He advised other transport companies to as a matter of urgency identify with the scheme for better welfare coverage of their passengers.