Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has vowed to take a tough punitive measures of death sentence for reckless drivers in the state, to reduce the high spate of road accidents.
This followed the accident that claimed 16 lives on Wednesday evening.
As it could be Recalled that the accident occurred when a truck driver lost control and rammed into four vehicles conveying supporters of Matawalle along Gusau/Funtua Road.
Gov. Matawalle disclosed this when he led his cabinet members and the management of BUA Group to a condolence visit to the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, on Saturday.
The governor also declared to donate the sum of N2m to families of each of the deceased, who had a wife and N1.5m to families of those unmarried among them.
He further announced that he will put the next of kin of each of the victims on a monthly allowance of N50,000 each.
He also said his administration will provide a speed limit gauge on major highways and limit the and measure the weight of truck as well as stimulants test on drivers, so as to curb reckless driving, which in many cases claims lives.
Further cautioning that the measures had become necessary so that drivers and their families will no longer think they will have it easy if they kill anyone, adding that the lives of citizens of the state were more valuable than any other thing.
Gov. Matawalle urged the management of BUA company to call their drivers to order and caution them on the acceptable speed limit.