COVID-19 Second wave: Lagos to go tough on motorists



As Nigeria battled the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government, on Monday, warned motorists in the state to comply with all transportation safety guidelines or face sanctions.

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, made this known in a statement today.

He stressed that it was mandatory for passengers and commuters to wear face masks, wash their hands with soap under running water and sanitise their hands with alcohol-based sanitisers before and after every trip.

The commissioner further stated, “It is still compulsory for all Transport Operators/Companies to regularly disinfect their vehicles, parks and garages in line with the standards of disinfection approved by the State Government.

“Okada remains banned in all areas of the metropolis and are not expected to carry passengers due to their being susceptible to the coronavirus infection and warned motorists driving against oncoming traffic to desist from the reckless act.”

Oladeinde also warned operators of mechanic villages in the state to “ensure that all abandoned vehicles within their premises are evacuated immediately while ensuring that the environment is kept clean, as non-compliance will attract serious sanctions from the Ministry”.

The commissioner said all water transport operators would not be allowed to operate beyond 6pm daily while they must ensure that their passengers comply with the transportation safety guidelines on every trip.

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