By Tajudeen Adebanjo
Chairman of the Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Staff (NURTW) Lagos State Council, Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo), has directed business drivers to not enable passengers with out face masks to board their autos.
Akinsanya mentioned this in a press release on the operational tips to members following the easing of the lockdown within the state from Monday.
He mentioned the union has arrange a Activity Drive Unit to arrest any driver/union member that violates the rules.
In keeping with him, solely motor park chairmen and park attendants are allowed to renew at their respective motor parks.
This, he mentioned, was aimed toward decreasing crowd on the motor parks.
The NURTW boss mentioned operational time for business buses is between 8am and 7pm, warning that no excuse will probably be entertained from any driver caught working after the stipulated interval.
“All passengers MUST placed on their face masks. Failure to make use of it, such passenger shouldn’t be allowed into their autos.
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“Tricycle Homeowners and Operator’s Affiliation of Nigeria “TOOAN”(Maruwa operators) are to abide by the Lagos state authorities’s directive of carrying two passengers at a go.
“Drivers and their bus conductors are to make sure the observe of social distancing by working at 60 per cent loading capability,” he mentioned.
Akinsanya mentioned the duty pressure to will arrest any union member and driver that violate the rules above.
Akinsanya mentioned: “Allow us to all assist the efforts of the State authorities in preventing this pandemic by adhering strictly to the above tips and plenty of extra that had been given by the authorities.
“It’s not a information that the entire world is presently preventing a warfare that’s not like the traditional warfare. Probably the most difficult factor about this “well being warfare” is that it cannot be seen, has no remedy but and isn’t any respecter of social standing, age or gender. The variety of confirmed instances sadly maintain rising domestically and globally.
“Sadly, this unusual ailment retains claiming lives of the sufferers and people treating them. Fairly inspiring are some retired medical professionals, who got here out of retirement to assist save lives, the efforts of the well being care staff throughout this era will eternally linger in our hearts. You might be all truely our HEROES.
“Our hearts goes out to the households of these misplaced to this pandemic and to these presently battling to outlive the ‘unseen enemy’, we want them secure and quickest restoration.
” As transporters who convey Lagosians from all walks of life on daily basis to their respective locations, we perceive the worth of service supply in a posh state like ours therefore, the necessity to roll out new tips to our members with a purpose to defend them and their esteemed passengers.
“We’re utilizing this medium to enchantment to all our Union members, drivers specifically, to please strictly observe the directives of the State and Federal governments, Nationwide Centre for Illness Management(NCDC) and World Well being Organisation(WHO) with a purpose to cease the avoidable unfold of the virus.”