The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), had said that it will no longer tolerate non-compliance on the use of face masks and the flouting of other safety measures put in place for transporters during travels.
In line with NCDC, COVID -19 task force directives, that all and sundry should adhere to the minimum requirements for protection from contacting coronavirus and to also curtail the spread of the pandemic, it was observed that most people are not complying with the guideline of staying safe.
In this light, the FRSC National headquarters issued a directive that all commands should embark on aggressive public enlightenment at motor parks and at various fleet operators terminus within areas of jurisdiction.
In compliance with the above directive, Ikeja Unit Command visited some motor parks and fleet operators terminus, likes of GUO motor park, Iyana Ipaja, God is Good motor park, Iyana Ipaja; CDO at Ikeja and others to assess their level of compliance in accordance with the National task force on COVID -19.
In a chat with FRSC Ikeja unit commander, Emma Fekoya, she disclosed to Transport Day, that officers and marshals of Ikeja command were out to caution and warn both drivers and passengers, to wear their face mask correctly and wash their hands properly. They were also told to space the sitting arrangement in their vehicles to fall in line with social/physical distancing as propagated by NCDC.
She disclosed that most of the drivers and fleet operators are complying and passengers wanting to board were all enlightened of the consequence of non-compliance with the laydown rules by NCDC.
The command in their quest for road safety inspected all the necessary protective equipment put in place for their customers, including filling of passenger’s manifest correctly for contact purpose.
It is of note that the command will not relent on this effort, as it shall constantly interface with the transporters and motorists in general till the end of COVID-19, the Ikeja FRSC Unit Commander affirmed.