Delta State Governor Attributes Tanker Explosion to Poor Federal Roads

Governor Oborevwori Addresses Tanker Explosion

Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has attributed the tragic tanker accident and subsequent explosion that claimed several lives along the Warri-Benin expressway on Sunday to the deplorable state of federal roads in the state.

In his condolence message to the families of the victims, Governor Oborevwori expressed his deep concern regarding the incident.

Condolences and Criticism

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, Governor Oborevwori extended his heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the devastating incident.

However, he didn’t shy away from placing blame on the federal government for the dire condition of the roads. He called on the government to take swift action to address this critical issue.

Governor’s Statement

Governor Oborevwori emphasized the severity of the situation, stating, ”

This sad and unfortunate incident would have been avoided if the Federal Government had lived up to their responsibility of maintaining their roads.”

He pointed out that the poor state of federal roads was a contributing factor to the tragedy.

Call for Federal Government Action

The Governor reiterated his earlier call to the Federal Government, urging them to prioritize road maintenance to safeguard the lives of the people.

He underscored the urgency of this matter and its implications for public safety. Additionally, Governor Oborevwori took the opportunity to advise the public against the dangerous practice of attempting to collect spilled fuel from overturned tankers due to the highly flammable nature of the substance.


In summary, Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori expressed his condolences to the families affected by the tragic tanker explosion along the Warri-Benin expressway.

He placed blame on the federal government for the deteriorating state of federal roads, which he believes contributed to the incident.

The Governor called on the government to address this issue promptly to prevent future tragedies and also advised the public to exercise caution around hazardous materials.

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