C0VID-19: Akeredolu stops overloading of passengers

As part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Monday stopped commercial drivers from carrying many passengers in their vehicles.

Akeredolu ordered buses to carry passengers at 60 percent capacity while tricycle operators are to carry only three persons.

Motorcycle operators known as okada are to carry one passenger at a time.

Governor Akeredolu who spoke through his Special Adviser on Transport, Mr. Tobi Ogunleye, said all air conditioning system in public transport are to be put off.

Akeredolu urged all public transport operators to have temperature reader to test each passenger before boarding their buses.

He directed all Transport Operators/Companies to sanitize their parks and garages regularly and continuously have at the entrance to their respective parks/garages, washing hand equipment with soap and running water.

According to him, “All Operators are expected to have alcohol-based sanitizers in their vehicles for the use of drivers, conductors and Passengers.

“Passenger’s spacing must be fully observed. NCDC recommends that at least 2m (5feet) distance is required between anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

“All tricycles, okada riders and conductors should always wear hand gloves and nose guides while in transit.

“Passengers are also required to regularly wash their hands with soap and running water before and after each trip.
11.All tricycle operators should have maximum of 3 passengers including the rider.
12.All Okada riders should not carry more than one passenger and must comply with the existing rules of using the government prescribed crash helmet to cover their head and nose.

“Operators/Companies and passengers are expected to report any suspected case of COVID-19 to the Ministry of Transport.

“Passengers are also expected to report any Operator/Company that does not comply with these guidelines to the Monitoring Officer at sight or write to the Ministry, stating the Vehicle Registration Number, Park and Time.”

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