Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has said that his government will introduce a death penalty law for reckless drivers whose actions cause the death of passengers and other road users.
He said this when he led members of his Executive Council and the Management of BUA Group to a condolence visit to the Emir of Gusau Alhaji Ibrahim Bello over the death of 15 persons from the Emirate.
Matawalle assured Bello that a law will be made to ensure reckless drivers also pay compensation to families of victims of fatal accidents.
He said, “Drug tests will also be conducted on drivers passing along the major roads in the state in order to guard against rough and reckless driving which usually end up in fatalities.”
He announced a donation of N2 million to families of each of the deceased who were married and N1.5 million to families of those unmarried among them.
The governor also declared that each of the families of the victims would be receiving monthly allowance of N50,000 each up to the end of his tenure.