The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday July 13, alighted from his vehicle to assist in the rescue of an accident victim.
Report say the victim identified as Miss Anukam Angela was driving alone in a wine Toyota Corolla with number plate EKY 415 CG, at about 8.15am, when she lost control and rammed into the median of the road along Osborne Road, Ikoyi, before the vehicle somersaulted.
Ambode, who was heading to the office through the direction before the incident occurred, ordered his convoy to stop at the scene so as to enable him to assess the situation as well as help rescue the passengers.
The governor instructed the ambulance attached to his convoy to convey the victim, who was in a state of shock, and could barely move or talk, to the Lagos Island General Hospital for treatment.
Angela’s sister, Amaka, who was contacted shortly after the crash, said she was treated for minor injuries free and discharged on the order of the governor.
She said the ambulance also conveyed her sister back to her residence at 3, Efosa Ehiedu Close, off Modupe Thomas Estate, Ajah, while the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority assisted in towing the vehicle away from the roadside to prevent traffic gridlock.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, said, “What the governor has done is typical of him. It is indeed a demonstration of his concern to the well-being of every resident and Miss Angela is not an exception.
“He has also, with this act, shown his commitment to an all inclusive approach in protecting the lives and property of citizens in the state.”
Source: The Punch
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