Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the death of six medical doctors and one driver in the state, in an accident involving a 13-passenger bus as the lowest point in the history of the State and a monumental loss not only to the people of Ekiti State but to Nigerians.
Mr. Fayose then declared three days of mourning in the state (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
Six doctors from the Nigerian Medical Association died in the accident who were on the way to take part in the 56th annual general conference and delegates meeting in Sokoto.
Peter Ogunnubi, the public relations officer of the Lagos state chapter, said that the affected officials took off from Ekiti state on their way to Sokoto State.
In a release issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said, “Death of seven prominent indigenes of a State in one day and at the same period is a burden too heavy to bear and it is my prayer that God, who is the only giver and taker of live will give Ekiti people the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”