Dangote who stated this during a condolence visit to the governor on the death of three journalists in his convoy in Benin City said, “God is above everybody”.
The business mogul who spoke on the heels of a similar visit by members of Edo State House of Assembly, prayed that, “the grace of the Almighty God will continue to protect you for the very good work you are doing here. If you do something good here, it will affect the neighboring states and the whole of Nigeria. You are a great asset to Nigeria and we pray that God will never allow it to happen again and may God give eternal repose to those who died in the accident”, he added.
The President of Dangote Conglomerate congratulated the governor for surviving the accident, saying , “we are always there to assist you and pray for long life for you.”
Responding, Governor Oshiomhole who narrated the incident said it could have been worse.
According to him, “it could have been worse if the truck had hit my vehicle. We are all equal before God. It would have created a lot of confusion in this part of this country. We realize when God has allowed something we have to concede no matter how painful”.
He noted that the incident was a big shock to him, noting as believers “we do not question the will of God.”
Meanwhile, Governor Oshiomhole has said his government would review the existing road traffic laws with a view to imposing stiffer penalties on reckless driving.
Speaking to members of the State House of Assembly who paid him a condolence visit at Government House, Benin City, yesterday, Oshiomhole said “we will take steps to ensure that drivers drive responsibly”.
According to the governor, “on our part, as a government we will make more conscious effort to ensure that our roads are safe. We will look at our laws to impose severe punishment on reckless and dangerous driving”.
“The recent incident hurts me very badly. It hurts more when you see children who will no longer feel the warmth of their fathers. It hurts to see women who will no longer have the comfort of their husband. We can only pray that God should provide for their families”.
“We also have to stand by them. I thought we should make cash donation and funds available for their education. The best way to guarantee the money is to immediately pay it to a fixed deposit to be managed by the bank. We cannot fill the void of the death of their fathers. Anything we can do, we should do”, he added.
Earlier, Speaker of the House, Hon. Uyi Igbe said they were in Government House to commiserate with the governor on the death of the three journalists in his convoy.
“We share in your pain. God will give you the fortitude to bear the loss and God will console the families of the bereaved”, he said.No tags for this post.