Amid the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has issued a new directive to personnel of the corps.
Oyeyemi in a statement on Monday tasked Commanding Officers to ensure aggressive sensitisation of motorists and passengers on the need to observe COVID-19 precautionary measures.
He charged the Commanding officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for the sensitisation.
FRSC Issues New Directive
According to him, motorists must endeavour to ensure strict compliance to all standing directives given by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Oyeyemi also stressed the need for the provision of running water and hand washing equipment and making available, hand sanitisers both in parks, terminals and in the vehicles.
He said the Corps will not relent in its commitment to safer motoring environment as Commanding Officers have been directed to heighten advocacy and sensitisation campaigns at motor parks.
Oyeyemi further ordered that drivers of vehicles must be made to comply with every directive on physical distancing by carrying only one person at the front and not more than three at the rear seat of the vehicles.
The FRSC Boss emphasised the need for motorcycle riders to carry only one person at a time so that occupants will be able to guard themselves and watch out for symptoms as they commute to their destinations.
Oyeyemi also advised travellers to stay away from overloaded vehicles at all times no matter the urgency of their trip as he warned all vehicle occupants to always wear their seatbelts.
He also advised them to wear their facemasks and ensure that they fill the passenger manifest before the trip commences.