Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state on Moday, July 13, alighted from his vehicle to rescue an accident victim.
According to PM News reports, the victim, Miss Anukam Angela, was driving alone in a wine-colour Toyota Corolla car with registration number EKY 415 CG, at about 8:15am, and lost control of the vehicle before it rammed into the median of the road along Osborne Road, Ikoyi and somersaulted.
The governor who was on his way to the office when the incident happened, was said to have quickly asked his convoy to stop at the scene so as to enable him assess the situation as well as help rescue the passengers.
He immediately instructed the ambulance attached to his convoy to convey Miss Angela, who was in a state of shock, and could barely move or talk, to the Lagos Island General Hospital for treatment.
Reports revealed further that Angela’s sister, Amaka, who was contacted shortly after the incident, said she was treated for minor injuries and discharged free of charge on the order of the Governor.
She stated further that the ambulance also conveyed her sister back to her residence at Efosa Ehiedu Close, off Modupe Thomas Estate, Ajah, while the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) assisted in towing the vehicle away from the roadside to prevent traffic gridlock.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna said: “what the governor has done is typical of him. It is indeed a demonstration of his concern for the wellbeing of every resident and Miss Angela is not an exception.
“He has also with this act, shown his commitment to an all inclusive approach in protecting the life and properties of citizens in the state.”
The governor recently revealed that he is poised to create jobs for youths in the state.