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COVID-19: MC Oluomo warns NURTW members, transport operators in Lagos



The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, has warned transport operators in the state to adhere to the laid down guidelines for transportation sector by the Lagos State Government.

MC Oluomo gave the warning in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus across Lagos State.

In a statement he personally signed, the NURTW Chairman warned against overcrowded parks and vehicles among others.

The NURTW Chairman also called for the provision of alcohol-based sanitizers across the parks in the state and temperature reader to test passengers before boarding the buses.

He, however, warned that those caught violating the guidelines would be dealt with.

The statement reads: “All transport operators/ branches are expected to sanitize their parks and garages regularly and continuously (at least before and after each trip).

“All motor parks are expected to have washing hand equipment with soap and water.

“All vehicles operators are expected to have alcohol based sanitizers in their Vehicles for the use of drivers, conductors and passengers

“All operators are not allowed to over crowd/over load their vehicles from this point forward.

“No standing in all BRT and LBSL bus operations. All buses are to operate at 60% loading capacity.

“All Air Conditioning System in public transport must be put off

“All public transport Operators/Company/Branches/ Units must have temperature reader to test each passenger before boarding the bus.

“All drivers and conductors should always wear hand gloves and nose guides while in transit. As we look forward to our members adhering strictly to the aforementioned directives, we equally enjoined our esteemed passengers/Commuters to:

“Maintain the highest level of hygiene by constantly washing their hands/ sanitizing themselves before and after each trip.

“Operators/ transport companies and passengers are expected to report any suspected case of COVID-19 to Chairman office NURTW Lagos Council or the Ministry of Transportation or better still report promptly to the nearest hospital for proper medical attention.

“Any Union members found to be violating these directives will be seriously dealt with.”

Recall that the state government through the Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) had last week warned against passengers standing in buses.

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