By G9ija

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello that the Federal Government will reach out to the families affected by the petrol tanker accident that occurred in the state.

Bello disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after a private meeting with Vice President on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

No fewer than 30 persons died on Wednesday when petrol tanker exploded and ignited fire that also destroyed property at Felele, Lokoja,  Kogi State capital.

The governor said that the Vice President also promised that the Federal Government would rehabilitate that section of the road to guard against another accident.

“The discussion was very okay; the vice president is a very caring father and he is concerned about the unfortunate fire accident that claimed lives of innocent citizens of the state.

“So, our discussion was fruitful; he expressed his sympathy and condolences for the families that lost their loved ones and promised to ensure that the Federal Government brings succour to the families of those that lost their loved ones and forestall future occurrences especially at that spot.’’

Bello said that his visit to the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday was also in connection with the fire incident and the road infrastructure that crisscross Kogi.

He said that the minister swiftly invited all those that were concerned with road construction and rehabilitation.

The governor said that Fashola was concerned and had directed FERMA to move into that spot immediately and fix it.