Kano State of Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has vowed to ensure that the local firm handling construction of the pedestrian bridge, which collapsed along Sheik Jafar road on Sunday evening, pays adequate compensation to families of the seven victims.
A section of the pedestrian bridge, which was still under construction, caved in and collapsed on a taxi cab that was passing underneath it at the Dorayi suburb in the metropolis.
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A statement signed by Director of Press in the Government House, Halilu Dantiye said “Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso has vowed to ensure that the victims and their families are adequately compensated by the company”.
The statement added that “doing so will avoid a lot of unnecessary consequences”.
The governor further admonished citizens to be patient and continue to be law abiding even as he urged companies undertaking numerous construction works in the state to continue doing their work in a manner that would ensure minimum discomfort to road users.
Kwankwaso, who condoled with the families of the victims, also prayed for the quick recovery of the injured ones who are currently in the hospital.