Interstate Movement: RTEAN warns members against violating COVID-19 protocols

Interstate Movement: RTEAN warns members against violating COVID-19 protocols

By Omeiza Ajayi

National President of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria RTEAN, Comrade Eriyo Osakpamwan has warned members of the affiliation in opposition to violating COVID-19 security protocols within the wake of the federal authorities’s choice to elevate the ban on interstate journey.

Comrade Eriyo in an announcement on Tuesday hailed the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 for lifting the interstate ban, saying his members had skilled a number of hardship prior to now few weeks because of the ban.

Eriyo suggested RTEAN members throughout the nation to obey all security precautions as put in place by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control NCDC.

The RTEAN boss additionally counseled members of the union for obeying the directives of the PTF to this point, whereas warning strongly that drivers ought to adhere to the rule of not exceeding 50 per cent carrying capability of their autos.

He stated; “We have additionally handed out directions to our state chairmen, unit executives and park managers to make sure that each particular person on a journey ought to put on a face masks, sustaining of social or bodily distancing, provision of water, cleaning soap and hand sanitizers in all parks and testing of temperature.

“We sincerely thank President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman of PTF and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in approving the lifting of the interstate ban. Our members have really suffered during this period. We play a crucial role in the road transport sub-sector, and so the Federal Government needs to also provide some palliatives for our members”.

The lifting on the interstate ban will start on July 1st, 2020.


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