President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, Anambra State. Reacting to the incident on Wednesday, President Buhari, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, stated that he was profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an innocent mother and her child who are victims of the tragedy. The President also called for urgent action on the part of those concerned to stem these frequent fatal disasters on public roads adding that safety precautions and routine maintenance have been taken for granted by vehicle owners. He therefore called on the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Road Safety Commission and other stakeholders to urgently address the issue of safety standards in the country, with a view to stemming the embarrassing frequency of such tragedies.

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