The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), in collaboration with the Lagos State Government yesterday, provided relief supplies to those affected by the bus-train collision, in an effort to give aid and consolation to the injured.
At the presentation of the relief materials to the state government, which took place in the Office of the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola; the Registrar of CIPM, Mrs Toyin Naiwo, said the donations are to demonstrate solidarity with the government and to offer assistance to the employees who were hurt in the accident to varying extents.
Naiwo expressed sorrow on behalf of the institute for the tragedy that had occurred, sending condolences to the families of those who had perished in the accident. They prayed that God would give them strength to cope with the unbearable loss, and grant the souls of the deceased eternal peace.
She sympathised with the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, along with Muri-Okunola, permanent secretaries, and all the MDAs affected by the incident.
Mrs Sunkanmi Oyegbola, the permanent secretary of the public service office, expressed her gratitude to the CIPM for supporting the Lagos State Government during this difficult period when she met with the delegation.
She stated that the gifts would be of great aid to the employees who have already been released from medical care and those who are still in general hospitals, stressing that Governor Sanwo-Olu’s government is grateful for the institute’s kind act.
Mrs Boladele Dapo-Thomas also prayed for the victims, asking God to give rest to the souls of the deceased and to grant a speedy recovery to those who were injured. He also noted that the incident has impacted the outlook of the civil service on certain matters.
Among the donated items were table water, tissues,peak milk,Milo drink,sugar,lucozade boost glucose,close-up,toothpastes , toothbrushes.