Reporter: CHUKWUMA EZEOGU
The Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, some prominent Igbo leaders and politicians have the visited survivors of the October 28, 2020 accident, which claimed about twenty-one school children at Mgbowu, Awgu Local Government Area.
The survivors are being treated at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla.
Governor Ugwuanyi, who wished the school children and other victims quick recovery, consoled the parents of the children to have faith in God as his administration would do anything possible to ensure that they fully recovered.
The Governor announced that the state government would take care of all their medical bills to any level and urged the management of the hospital to give the victims adequate medical attention.
Earlier, the State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo paid a visit to the Catholic Bishop of the Awgu Diocese and proprietor of Presentation Nursery and Primary School where the affected children attended, the Most Reverend Okoye.
She commiserated with the Bishop and deceased families, praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
It was indeed a black Wednesday on October 28, when a truck rammed the school bus conveying school the children and their teachers back to their various homes into a Ditch at Mgboho, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Radio Nigeria gathered that the accident was attributed to break failure of the truck.
Prominent Igbo leaders who accompanied the Governor to the visit included the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo; the Deputy Minority Leader and member representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji-River Federal Constituency, Chief Toby Okechukwu; and the Member representing Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Mr. Cornelius Nnaji.
Others were, the Chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu; wife of the former Premier of the Eastern Region and Nigeria’s first President, Professor Uche Azikiwe; leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); a former Minister of Women Affairs, Chief Josephine Anenih; Enugu State youth and student leaders.